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View Resource A Biodiesel Primer: Market and Public Policy Developments, Quality, Standards, & Handling

When it comes to biodiesel, we are living in exciting times! Never before has the production and use of biodiesel captivated the interest of such a diverse range of groups, including governments...

http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/reportsdatabase/reports/g...
View Resource A Geographic Perspective on the Current Biomass Resource Availability in the United States

Biomass is receiving increasing attention as scientists, policy makers, and growers search for clean, renewable energy alternatives. Compared with other renewable resources, biomass is very flexible;...

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy06osti/39181.pdf
View Resource A Look Back at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program: Biodiesel from Algae

From 1978 to 1996, the U.S. Department of Energy?s Office of Fuels Development funded a program to develop renewable transportation fuels from algae. The main focus of the program, know as the A...

http://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy98/24190.pdf
View Resource Achieving 1 Billion Gallons of Biodiesel While Protecting Valuable Feedstocks

The combination of rising energy costs, increased global commodity demand, and the weak dollar are the main causes of rising food prices. It is important to note that U.S. biodiesel production is not...

http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/sustainability/pdfs/Achie...
View Resource ADM Fact Sheet: Biodiesel Technical Information

In 1912, Rudolph Diesel had been using peanut oil to operate his new engines. During a demonstration at the World?s Fair, he said, ?The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem ins...

http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/Biodiesel_Technical_Manua...
View Resource Agricultural Feedstocks: What's Probable in 2015

Feedstocks do compete with each other. And they compete with other land uses. ?Winners? will be judged on: ? Delivered feedstock costs (land use, refiner profitability) ? Return per acre (land u...

http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/sustainability/pdfs/renew...
View Resource Alternative Energy Resources

Library of books, articles, audio-visual materials

http://nmsua.edu/library/alternative-energy/
View Resource Amazon Soy Moratorium: So Far, So Good

A two-year moratorium on the purchase of soybeans in newly deforested parts of the Amazon rainforest put in place by Greenpeace, working with the Brazilian Vegetable Oils Industry Association, seems...

http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4154
View Resource An Overview of Biodiesel and Petroleum Diesel Life Cycles

Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel substitute that can be made by chemically combining any natural oil or fat with an alcohol such as methanol or ethanol. Methanol has been the most commonly used...

http://biodiesel.org/resources/reportsdatabase/reports/gen/1...
View Resource ATEEC Environmental & Energy Resources for Teachers

The ATEEC store provides a variety of downloadable documents -- many of them free -- for both community college faculty and K-12 teachers, These lesson plans, curricula, instructional materials,...

http://ateec.org/slide-post/over-300-free-downloads/
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