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Biodiesel Fuel Additives
Biodiesel Fuel Additives
Biodiesel, known also as B100 and fatty acid methyl esters –- or FAME — is an alternative transportation fuel. It is usually synthesized in a process called trans-esterification by combining certain lipids, such as animal fat, with an alcohol. Biodiesel has several distinct advantages over its standard petro-diesel counterpart. It produces fewer pollutants...
CCS Policy
CCS Policy
The previous three posts in this series (1, 2 and 3) on coal electricity generation with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) have examined the technologies to capture carbon-dioxide from coal power plants, sequester captured carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere, and the economics of a coal power plant with a CCS system. In this final post of the series, I will...
How to make biofuel
How to make biofuel
Biodiesel is a valid fuel alternative which anyone can make in their kitchen, with the results often being better fuel than what you can purchase from the pumps. In addition to this, biodiesel is better for the environment and your health, meaning you’re doing your part to save the environment. Biodiesel is made from used cooking oil, which means using...
Wood pellets price per ton
Wood pellets price per ton
Within the United States the price per ton of wood pellets has remained fairly steady and look at having no major decline any time soon. The reason for this is that in the United States ever since the major fossil fuel cost increase starting in 2005 more and more people have begun shifting to wood pellet stoves as an alternative to standard fossil fuel heating...
Steps of the water cycle
Steps of the water cycle
Nature is an amazing thing. It is the ultimate conserver and recycler, wasting nothing with its rhythms and cycles. The water cycle is just such a process, whereby water is continually recycled through this wonderful and balanced system. In basic terms, the water cycle is the unceasing transportation of water from the Earth’s surface to the air, and then...

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