• Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Grants $1.5M To Turn Human Waste Into Biofuel

    Two of many challenges developing countries face are unsafe water and a lack of affordable energy. With the help of a new $1.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ghana may be able to combine these lacks in to an asset in the form of biodiesel. Read More

  • BioPro Takes DIY Approach To Biofuels

    Passionate biodiesel hobbyists have long relied on their local diner’s supply of used cooking oil to power their cars, but a unit that automatically converts oil to fuel could help restaurants do it themselves. The BioPro 190, made by Springboard, is a tall stainless steel box containing a biodiesel processor that that mixes, heats and separates used cooking oil, producing… Read More

  • Elevance Raises $100 Million More To Make Chemicals And Fuel From Plant Oils, Poultry Fat

    Elevance Renewable Sciences— a Chicago area company that uses soybean-, corn- and sunflower oils, poultry fat and other feedstock from renewables to make jet fuel, diesel and specialty chemicals— has raised $100 million series C investment. Luxembourg-based Naxos Capital Partners led the $100 million investment, joined by Total Energy Ventures (an investment arm of the French oil… Read More

  • Biodiesel's big break: Processors making their way into normal retail stores

    Biodiesel is about to make the move from weirdo hobby to mainstream normality. Go Green Home Stores is working on bringing biodiesel brewers to its stores, making it so that folks don’t have to create their own ad-hoc device. You’d still have to supply the bio—mainly old vegetable oil—but you wouldn’t have to figure out, for example, how to turn an old water… Read More

  • DIY biodiesel

    While most of us would call a making a slurry of processed vegetable oil a fun weekend but the boys at Make call it an alternative fuel source. The best part? It involves caustic chemicals and alcohol, just like my wedding. While you may not want to do this around the kids, it might be a fun weekend project for green enthusiasts. Read More

  • Going Green: Should you convert to Biodiesel? How does it work?

    Every once in a while you might see a car go by with a sticker proclaiming “Powered by soybeans” or “I run biodiesel! Ask me how!” or some such message. No doubt you’re curious, as I was. What are these mysterious frybrids, and do you want one? Your curiousity will be satisfied after the link. Read More

  • Biodiesel goes badass

    We don’t link much to DailyKos here. We try to keep away from politics, lest we finally piss off everyone, but this is something worth sharing. There is a man with an eighth-grade education who has developed a way to mod cars for biodiesel in a way that doubles their horsepower and doubles the gas mileage. It makes them faster and more powerful, using off-the-shelf parts. Detroit… Read More