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Biodiesel Blows Up, but Not in a Good Waynew

Interest in biofuels has sank, a drag for one Seattle start-up called Imperium Renewables, which built a gigantic biofuel-production plant in Grays Harbor County. Earlier this year, the company laid off most of its staff at the plant... and on Wed., Dec. 2, there was a massive explosion there.
Seattle Weekly  |  Mark D. Fefer  |  12-14-2009  |  Environment

The Algae Solutionnew

The San Francisco Bay may soon host a dramatic new environmental project that backers say could solve three problems at once: clean wastewater, remove carbon from the atmosphere, and produce biodiesel fuel.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Gabrielle Poccia  |  08-05-2009  |  Environment

'Fuel': One Suggestion for Our Petroleum Addictionnew

Tickell is preaching to the converted, who already fill their vintage Benzes with French-fry grease from Dr. Dan, Propel, or other local vendors. But they already know the gospel, and already have DVDs of the better told, better argued Who Killed the Electric Car? and An Inconvenient Truth at home.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  11-25-2008  |  Reviews

Breaking the Oil Habit, One Car at a Timenew

Inside electric cars, grease cars, hybrids, and "eco-driving."
Shepherd Express  |  Ken Reibel  |  04-25-2008  |  Transportation

Using Biodiesel is Win-Win Situationnew

The newly established SFGreasecycle picks up used fats, oils, and grease at no charge from wherever people are willing to spare them. The list currently comprises mostly eateries, but also households, high schools, a synagogue, and museums. By the beginning of 2010 it aims to collect 100,000 gallons of grease per month.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rachel Stern  |  01-23-2008  |  Environment

University of Memphis Biodiesel Hits Highwaynew

The school recently won a $99,000 state grant to make a mobile biodiesel mini-manufacturing unit, which will be taken to area high schools and events to demonstrate how biodiesel is made.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  08-27-2007  |  Environment

Yellow Goldnew

Seven people endeavor to start a biodiesel cooperative in a conservative city -- will it work?
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Jared Neumark  |  08-09-2006  |  Environment

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