Biodiesel Guide

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Inner-city Students Build Harley-powered Hybrids (w/ video)

The automotive X-Prize was kind of a big deal a few years ago, and it brought out some pretty big engineering guns from the likes of Aptera, Peraves, ERA, and West Philly High. That’s right: West Philly High, where a bunch of inner-city school kids “defied expectations” and built an innovative Focus-based hybrid that mated […]

August 4th

Biodiesel Myth (Or Fact?) #23: Biodiesel is Raising Food Prices

[social_buttons] Increased world demand for grains and vegetable oils due to population growth (esp. in China and India), the weak dollar, agricultural production problems around the world, and $100/barrel oil are some of the driving factors accounting for increasing food prices. After covering 22 of the most popular myths about biodiesel, I realized I’d only […]

April 11th

Biodiesel Mythbuster 2.0: Twenty-Two Biodiesel Myths Dispelled

[social_buttons] Most of us are at least vaguely familiar with biodiesel, but how much do we really know? While biodiesel is easily the most popular alternative fuel available, it’s commonly misunderstood or misrepresented by inaccurate information. Since the most frequent question I get is, “So what exactly is biodiesel, anyway?“, I decided to write a […]

April 10th

Learn How To Make Biodiesel On YouTube

Trying to learn how to make biodiesel, or interested in seeing how it’s done? It always helps to get a visual, and you may not be aware that there are currently enough biodiesel videos on YouTube to develop an entire college course on the subject. I’ve thrown out a representative sample, just to give you […]

March 4th

6 Ways To Find And Use Biodiesel Anywhere (Part II)

The first part of this guide should give you some good resources for finding biodiesel at home and on the road. But don’t think you have to rely on retail biodiesel to get by. Homemade (aka “homebrew”) biodiesel may be available in your area, or you may be inclined to make your own. While fuel […]

February 26th

6 Ways To Find And Use Biodiesel Anywhere (Part I)

Looking to find a source of biodiesel? Perhaps you followed my previous post, 7 Steps To Buying A Diesel, or maybe you already have a vehicle and feel it’s time to boycott OPEC oil. Either way, this guide will help you figure out how to get from A to B exclusively on biodiesel. Part II […]

February 25th

Biodiesel Guide: 7 Steps to Buying a Diesel

Thinking about ‘converting’ to biodiesel? It’s not as hard as you think. This series of posts is intended for readers looking to start using biodiesel by finding an older diesel vehicle, ‘converting it’, and then finding a local fuel source. Before embarking on a biodiesel adventure, it may be a good idea to determine whether […]

January 9th