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Backyard Biodiesel

Author : Lyle Estill
ISBN : 9781550925913
Genre : House & Home
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Make your own fuel, for a fraction of what you would pay at the pump. Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this unique renewable fuel is economical, fun to make, better for the environment, and will help you reduce your dependence on Big Oil. And getting started is easier than you think. Backyard Biodiesel is written by two recognized experts in the field of small-scale biofuels. This comprehensive hands-on, practical, DIY guide includes: The basics of small-scale brewing-recipes, strategies, and technologies Advanced backyard analytics and troubleshooting Safety considerations and regulatory issues Topping up the tank-how to put your biodiesel to work for you. Making your own fuel is not only possible, it is rewarding. Designed to be accessible to everyone from readers with no prior technical expertise to alternative energy buffs, Backyard Biodiesel is a must-read for any aspiring brewer, packed with everything you need to get up and running quickly and safely.


Author : Greg Pahl
ISBN : 9781603580939
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in the marketplace in the past few years has been exceeded only by the proliferation of biodiesel production facilities around the United States--and the world--only to confront new social and environmental challenges and criticisms. The international survey of the biodiesel industry has been expanded from 40 to more than 80 countries, reflecting the spectacular growth of the industry around the world. This section also tracks the dramatic shifts in the fortunes of the industry that have taken place in some of these nations. The detailed chapters that cover the industry in the United States have also been substantially rewritten to keep abreast of its many new developments and explosive domestic growth. An expanded section on small-scale, local biodiesel production has been added to better represent this small but growing part of the industry. Another new section has been added to more fully explore the increasingly controversial issues of deforestation and food versus fuel, as well as GMO crops. The second edition concludes with updated views on where the industry is headed in the years to come from some of its key players.

Introduction To Bioenergy

Author : Vaughn C. Nelson
ISBN : 9781315353937
Genre : Nature
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Explore a Major Component of Renewable Energy Introduction to Bioenergy takes a look at energy from biomass (thermal energy, power, liquid fuels, and biogas) and envisions a sustainable future fueled by renewable energy. From production to conversion to heat, power, and biofuel, this book breaks down the science of bioenergy and explains the major processes for its production, conversion, and use. Covers Solar Energy, Bioenergy, and Biomass Resources The book begins with an introduction to solar energy (the source of bioenergy) and then moves on to describe bioenergy, biomass, chemical conversion, and the renewable energy processes involved. The authors cover measurement energy parameters, analysis of data, and the prediction of energy production for different bio products. They also consider the institutional, environmental, and economic concerns surrounding bioenergy. An all-inclusive resource covering a rapidly-advancing field, this book: Explores the impact of climate change and global warming on the production of biomass Describes the positive and negative effects of biomass production on ecosystems and biodiversity Illustrates the use of biomass for the production of electricity Considers the replacement of fossil fuels with biofuels, biofuel production, and emerging technologies Addresses institutional and environmental issues relevant to bioenergy Discusses factors impacting the economic feasibility of renewable energy systems Introduction to Bioenergy defines major processes for the production, conversion, and use of bioenergy. A book suitable for coursework or self-study, this essential work serves students and practicing professionals in the renewable energy, environmental science, agriculture engineering, and biology fields.

Making Biodiesel How To Brew Your Own Fuel At Your Backyard 1st Edition

Author : Alan Adrian Delfin Cota
ISBN : 1798045443
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Biodiesel is one of the biofuels that can be used to meet the energy needs of society. For example, ethanol is a very common biofuel produced from raw sugar cane, potato, corn, and manioc. But biodiesel is not ethanol because ethanol is a renewable biofuel for gasoline engines.The interest in biodiesel increased due to rising fuel prices, the need for energy independence (biodiesel can be generated from domestic sources) and the need for environmentally friendly energy sources.In this book, the reader will learn how to use the most common vegetable oil sources and transform them into fuel, by understanding the chemical processes and equipment involved, all with an aim in safety and security.

How The Government Got In Your Backyard

Author : Jeff Gillman
ISBN : 9781604692914
Genre : Political Science
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Biotechnology—the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels—the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses—baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents—improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental issue. And with the left and the right raucously disagreeing about whether the government’s policies are for good or for evil, it’s impossible for a concerned citizen to know what to think. How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don’t set out to provide the answer—they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies—free of political agendas—is as refreshing as it is fascinating. How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It’s for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.

75 Green Businesses You Can Start To Make Money And Make A Difference

Author : Glenn Croston
ISBN : 9781613080351
Genre : Business & Economics
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With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and more. For each business, Croston shows you the market, product to be delivered, resources needed, major hurdles ahead, competitors and strategies for success.

Biodiesel Power

Author : Lyle Estill
ISBN : 0865715416
Genre : History
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Biodiesel in North America is in its infancy. As air quality deteriorates in major centres, governments are scrambling for ways to reduce emissions and are embracing biodiesel in their fleets. Conferences on biodiesel are often 'inaugural', as society begins discussing this fuel in earnest. Lightly touching on the technical aspects of the fuel, its qualities and specifications, the book is largely about the people and stories of the biodiesel movement. It explores the tensions between grassroots activists and their altruistic co-ops the profit minded commercial producers and the voices of agribusiness, and the current administration -- or 'the coalition of the drilling'. Compelling and timely, Biodiesel Power is the history of biodiesel in the making. It will appeal to a wide audience including farmers, truckers, backyarders and commercial producers, investors, politicians and all those concerned about the end of oil.

Small Stories Big Changes

Author : Lyle Estill
ISBN : 9781550925333
Genre : Nature
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A remarkable cast of characters inhabit the pages of this book. Meet Tim Toben, who developed a high rise with the lowest energy consumption of any building in the southeastern United States, was foreclosed upon, and lost millions in the process. Gary Phillips held the line against real estate developers in Chatham County and was run out of office for his efforts. Elaine Chiosso has been protecting her watershed by fighting on behalf of the Haw River for twenty-eight years. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable, Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual, and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell. Small Stories, Big Changes is a book written by ordinary people doing extraordinary things; whose lives have been transformed by their willingness to commit themselves unreservedly to the creation of a better world. Empowering, hopeful, and inspiring, this rich tapestry of voices from the vanguard of change is a must-read for anyone dreaming of a brighter future and seeking a counterbalance to a canon of work that is laced with doom and gloom. Lyle Estill is the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, and Biodiesel Power. He has won numerous awards for his commitment to sustainability, outreach, community development, and leadership.

Introduction To Biodiesel Production 1st Edition

Author : Alan Adrian Delfin Cota
ISBN : 179585927X
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In today's wоrld, оnе саn hаrdlу еѕсаре the ѕubjесt оf fuеl рrісеѕ аnd fuеl ѕuррlу. Fоr a numbеr оf dіffеrеnt rеаѕоnѕ реорlе hаvе turnеd frоm standard реtrоlеum bаѕеd fuеl ѕоurсеѕ аnd lооkеd fоr a rеlіаblе аltеrnаtіvе-fuеl. Biodiesel is оnе ѕuсh fuеl thаt еxреrtѕ and еnthuѕіаѕtѕ hаvе embraced аѕ nоt оnlу thеіr іdеа оf a fuеl оf the futurе, but іѕ аlѕо thеіr сhоісе fоr a fuеl for tоdау.Thе mоѕt important аѕресt іѕ thаt аnуоnе саn mаkе biоdiеѕеl, uѕіng vеgеtаblе оilѕ, аnіmаl fаtѕ оr bоth! Yоu саn bе thе "producer" оf hоmеmаdе fuеl, whісh will mаkе уоu diеѕеl mоtоr wоrk bеttеr and lаѕt lоngеr. Nоt tо fоrgеt that іt іѕ muсh есоlоgiсаl! It wіll nоt оnlу bе cheaper, but іt will hеlр уоu rесусlе thе gаrbаgе. In this book, you will learn the chemistry related to the process, create your own homebrew batch and a waste vegetable oil processor in your own backyard.

Exploring Killer Plants With Math

Author : Robyn Hardyman
ISBN : 9781499431322
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The plant kingdom isn’t all sunshine and daisies – some plants pack a punch with poison, stingers, sap, and other dangerous qualities! This thrilling volume will introduce readers to a wide variety of Earth’s weirdest and deadliest plants while incorporating fun math questions. Quiz bubbles make the math feel like a game, and a handy answer key at the back of the book allows readers to check their progress, encouraging an independent learning experience. Fact boxes teeming with cool information and vivid photographs will further captivate readers in this fun, cross-curricular text.

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