Saturday, September 1, 2007

World's First Carbon-Neutral Biodiesel Plant Coming to Idaho

Green Star Products, Inc. (GSPI) will build the first biodiesel plant to emit almost zero net greenhouse gases from direct plant production of biodiesel. We've been following the rise of biodiesel as an alternative to fossil fuels and gasoline (from the geography of the fuel to the celebs who use it to its addition to the dictionary), so we know that most production plants require heating input, usually from natural gas, require electricity from local utilities, which emit CO(2), and that the chemical processes uses 10% methanol (wood alcohol) made from natural gas, all of which contribute to our warming planet.

...Almost all of the methanol used in the U.S. comes from South American countries and of course is not renewable because it is produced from natural gas.

...The new facility, located in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, will have a startup biodiesel production capacity of 10 million gallons per year.

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