UAE McDonalds Greases Its 100% Biodiesel Delivery Fleet

Green Prophet

McDonalds is poised to recycle all of its vegetable oil from UAE branches into 100% biodiesel. Neutral Fuels LLC is the first commercial producer of 100 per cent biodiesel in the Middle East. McDonalds will collect all of its used vegetable oil and deliver it to the Neutral Fuel biodiesel plant in Dubai, where it will be converted into 100% biodiesel. Biodiesel is better for the environment. A 1998 biodiesel lifecycle study, jointly sponsored by the U.S.

Finding Biodiesel

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Topia Energy, an Ottawa biodiesel company, has been successfully running two Green Stops in Ottawa as well as two in Toronto and a biodiesel station in Unionville, outside of Toronto, for two years. The Green Stop features not only two different ethanol blends (10% for use in regular engines and 85% for flex-fuel vehicles) and B20 biodiesel at the pump, but around the corner, you can pull your car up to a recycling station to clean out any road-trip trash.

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Biodiesel-Fueled boat crashes

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The first biodiesel-fueled powerboat, Earthrace, that planned to set a speed record for circling the globe, crashed yesterday. The boat uses biodiesel to reach top speeds of about 56 mph, and was hoping to circumnavigate the globe in less than 75 days to beat the record set by a British boat in 1998. Biodiesel fuel is made from soybeans, vegetable oil and often animal fat.

Teeny Reactor Pumps Out Biodiesel

Eco Friendly Daily

PORTLAND, Oregon — A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil. The device — about the size of a credit card — pumps vegetable oil and alcohol through tiny parallel channels, each smaller than a human hair, to convert the oil into biodiesel almost instantly.

The Biodiesel Mule

Eco Friendly Daily

Compared to a hybrid, this diesel vehicle— which can also use biodiesel, of course— gets similar mileage but is a much better choice for long-distance driving or high-speed highways. This is a video showing off the model 2008 Volkswagen Mule, a new, clean, diesel car. It’s designed for use on the highway— Volkswagens were originally made to drive optimally at a steady speed and low RPM for long distances on the Autobahn in Germany.

When is Biodiesel, Not Biodiesel? When You’re Being Conned!

Eco Friendly Daily

Chris Reddy, who is a marine chemist, compared samples of pure biodiesel and those of blended biofuels from distributors across the USA. When testing fuels that were advertised as 20% biodiesel (B20) they discovered that the actual biodiesel content of the fuel was as low as half the advertised amount, and only contained 10% biodiesel. The organization was not actually studying the percentage of biodiesel in fuels.

Biodiesel From Algae - More Economically

Celsias

Scientists today described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and other “green” fuels. “Algae has great promise as a next-generation biofuel, a fuel that is sustainable and renewable,” explained Julie Zimmerman, Ph.D., who leads the research team.

Turning Fat into Fuel: The Production of Biodiesel

Green Living Ideas

Biodiesel can be made from a variety of sources. If the water is left in the batch, it will cause the fat to turn into soap instead of biodiesel when it’s processed. For more information about biodiesel production, see this biodiesel 101 post here. And did you know you can also make biodiesel from algae ? Once all debris and water is removed, the oil is reacted with alcohol to produce biodiesel and glycerol.

US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives

Green Living Ideas

Enacted in 2004, the current biodiesel tax incentive program helps make the fuel competitive with petroleum based diesel. biodiesel production has reached commercial scale, and the nation has realized the job creation, environmental and energy security [.] [ US Biodiesel Production Reaches Commercial Scale Thanks to Tax Incentives from Green Living Ideas ].

Biodiesel: From French Fries to Fuel

Eco Friendly Daily

So where does biodiesel fit in? Pure biodiesel is biodegradable and non-toxic, but in reality pure biodiesel isn’t always practical. While some people are lucky enough to live in warm climates like Australia, others have to endure long harsh winters and the relatively high gel point of biodiesel requires additives to prevent gelling in cold weather. Biodiesel not only prevents gelling, it also improves lubricity and has lower net life carbon emissions.

Biodiesel Gas Station on Interstate-70

Celsias

Biofuels USA has opened its new biodiesel station at exit 175 in New Florence, Missouri. Biofuels USA station owner Frank Imo said, “We have ten pumps, three different flavors of biodiesel – B5, B20 and B99. We make our biodiesel out of soybean oil, which helps the farmers and helps America – that’s what we’re trying to do,” domesticfuel.com reported on its website.

Chicken Fat Biodiesel Prevents Fuel Filter Clogs

Green Living Ideas

It seems that anything can be used to make biodiesel these days. Now add chicken fat to the list of biodiesel sources. Operating a plant in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, R3 Energy began selling chicken fat biodiesels to rural consumers this week. The plant [.] [ Chicken Fat Biodiesel Prevents Fuel Filter Clogs from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels chicken fat cloud point diesel R3

Biodiesel Production Falls in EU in 2011

Celsias

The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 The European Biodiesel Board reported that biodiesel generation in Europe in 2010 grew by 5.5 percent over 2009 production figures, while in 2009 the European Union's biodiesel industry grew by 17 percent.

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Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

Green Living Ideas

A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles. Biodiesel Fuel. Fueling a Biodiesel Nation. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

Green Living Ideas

A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles. Biodiesel Fuel. Fueling a Biodiesel Nation. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions

Alligator Fat as a New Source of Biodiesel Fuel?

Celsias

Amid growing concern that using soybeans and other food crops to produce biodiesel fuel will raise the price of food, scientists have identified a new and unlikely raw material for the fuel: Alligator fat. Rakesh Bajpai and colleagues note that most of the 700 million gallons of biodiesel produced in the United States (2008 data) came from soybean oil. The search for non-food sources of biodiesel already has identified a number

What’s the Deal with Diesel?

Living Green & Saving Energy

green transportation reduce fossil fuels saving energy saving money biodiesel transportation fuel Diesel cars first appeared on the consumer market with the Citroen in the 1930s. Mercedes-Benz followed, and by the late 1950s to early ’60s, other manufacturers released the diesel engine as an alternative to gasoline. Then the oil crisis of the 1970s got the attention of engineers and consumers. Alternatives to gasoline-powered engines were [.].

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Three Car Engines that Require Zero Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation reduce fossil fuels saving energy biodiesel green innovations save energy save fuel Most of the buzz when it comes to cars that run on alternative fuels is generated by electric and hybrid vehicles. Granted these automobiles can save you thousands of dollars on gas over the life of the car, there are engines that can run on fuel that costs next to nothing. You probably won’t be [.].

U.S. Navy Turns Green with Biodiesel Flying Vehicle

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The U.S. Defense forces are one of the biggest guzzlers of fuel, and you can bet that they are among the worst polluters too. All in the name of national defense of course. But things are gradually going green there too and it’s not only the color of the camouflage. The U.S. Navy recently announced the successful test flight of the first unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at its base near Patuxent River, Md.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

Green Living Ideas

A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles. Biodiesel Fuel. Fueling a Biodiesel Nation. We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. Post from: Green Living Ideas.

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McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

Green Prophet

Officially launched in July, 2011, the United Arab Emirates’ biodiesel program – the first of its kind in the region – appears to be a soaring success. Already 100% of the oil collected from McDonalds locations throughout the emirate locations is filtered and converted by Neutral Foods into 100% biodiesel; not a drop is wasted. We hope to take this sustainable initiative a step further by increasing our usage of biodiesel in the years to come.”

Israeli Firm to Mine Dutch Sewers for the New Gold

Green Prophet

Green Tech and Gadgets Applied CleanTech biodiesel green tech israeli clean tech recycled poop Recyllose sewer gold mines waste to fuel waste to plastic Israel’s Applied CleanTech has found a way to turn sewers into gold mines , and now the company has signed an agreement with a Dutch wastewater treatment facility (WWTP) and paper mill to test its revolutionary Sewage Recycling System (SRS).

10,000 Gallons a Day of Animal Waste Fuel Head to Market

Green Living Ideas

Last month a rural Minnesota factory began pumping out commercial-scale quantities of biodiesel made from animal waste like pig parts and waste fats… and almost any other waste fats and oils. Tags: Waste Reduction 50000 gallons animal parts Arlin Gyberg Brian Krohn commercial scale cradle-to-cradel Ever Cat Fuels fats McGyan Process oils sulfated zirconia column sustainable biodiesel U of M in Minnesota waste biodiesel

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Stop the biofuel madness

Green (Living) Review

bio-fuel biodiesel biofuel biofuel lobby biofuels fracking by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is said that there is not enough land on which to grow food, and this is, more than likely true, and yet land is being taken out of food production at the same time to satisfy our “need” for gasoline and diesel in the form of bio-ethanol and bio-diesel. If you think that this, somehow, does not compute I have to concur with you. It does not.

Carluccio's restaurant chain to recycle waste oil

Green (Living) Review

biofuels biofuel biodiesel bio-fuelBy Michael Smith (Veshengro) Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has announced plans to convert its waste cooking oil into bio-diesel and thereby slashing the organisation's annual carbon emissions by up to 90%. Carluccio's made the statement last week after finalising an agreement with leading bio-fuel producer Convert2Green to manage the conversion process.

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Back to School Transportation: Walk, Carpool, Bike, or Bus?

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Bicycles Biodiesel Kids Public Transportation back to school bike to school biodiesel school bus carpool hybrid school bus school bus walk to school walking school bus

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Green Convenience Stores

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Green Spot provides products such as fresh flowers, sushi, tea and biodiesel. Bagelman owned a Volkswagen that ran on diesel, and he found it challenging to locate a gas station that sold biodiesel so he and Garza, former Smoothie Factory shop owner, collaborated and created Green Spot. Green News biodiesel convenience store convenient corn plastic Dallas food gas Green Spot Green Spot Market and Fuels organic recycle sushi tea Texas

Biodiesel watchdog set up.

Eco_Living

Biodiesel seemed to go from eco-saviour to eco-demon in record time. Of course, as everyone agrees, making biodiesel out of old cooking oil is AOK - remember Darryl Hannah licking her fuelcap ? Tags: monbiot darryl hannah biodiesel The ENDS Report is reporting that the Department for Transport has set up a watchdog, the Renewable Fuels Agency, to help ensure that biofuels used in the UK come from sustainable sources.

Daryl Hannah’s Badass El Camino Is Up For Auction Again

Eccorazzi

The biodiesel El Camino that made headlines and was owned by Daryl Hannah is up for auction. Read More. News Top News Transport daryl hannah

Biodiesel - the industry fights back.

Eco_Living

Tags: biofuels biodiesel

Eco-Friendly Car Guide

The Go Green Blog

Biodiesel. Biodiesel is a renewable alternative fuel made from various sources ranging from waste vegetable oil to soybeans. Biodiesel can be used in most diesel powered cars without modification. Biodiesel is a cleaner fuel than standard petroleum diesel. Eco-Products Environment Biodiesel eco-friendly cars Electric cars Green Cars Hybrid Cars

Biodiesel good or evil? Part 2

Eco_Living

Once upon a time biodiesel was a jolly good thing. Tags: public opinion biodiesel carbon offsetting Now it is evil incarnate. Offsetting was once a brilliant idea, now it is morally abhorrent. Surely, within these wild swings of opinion, there is a sensible middle road where the benefits can be had without the downsides? Just a thought.

Animal Fats as Fuel for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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Animal-fat based biodiesel might be a greener alternative than the consumption of jet fuels but what will it mean for animals? Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Some Biofuels Do More Harm than Good

Eco Friendly Daily

Biodiesel enthusiasts have called biodiesel “green gold,” claiming that it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and is totally renewable. But scientists environmental groups are shedding light on some of biodiesel’s unintended consequences. Many biodiesel refineries rely on palm oil imported from southeast Asia, and that is fueling a boom in deforestation that has made Indonesia’s forest loss the worst on the planet after Brazil.

Of ships and chips

Eco Friendly Daily

But a new biodiesel processor will be cleaning and reformulating the oil; once combined with diesel fuel, the recycled oil will power utility trucks and all-terrain vehicles. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel, which uses transesterification to remove glycerin from vegetable and animal waste. Common blend ratios are B20 (20% biodiesel), B2 (2% biodiesel) and B100 (100% biodiesel). The naval base is aiming for 5-20% biodiesel.

Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

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Tags: Rental Cars alternative fuels and transportation Avis Biodiesel Car rental Car rentals green car rental green car rental program Hertz hybrid car hybrid car rental comparison

Reduce Your Carbon Emission with Green Car Rentals

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Biodiesel: The answer to transport emissions?

Eco_Living

Biodiesel is diesel fuel made from vegetable oils rather than crude oil. Most biodiesel is sold as a 5% blend - in other words 95% of it is normal diesel. According to its manual, my VW Golf will run on 100% biodiesel in the summer and 50% in the winter. Try here for your nearest biodiesel supplier. The debate on biodiesel is how much we could produce without clearing rainforest to grow palm oil - this is happening in Indonesia - or cutting food production.

greentomatocars brings chip-fat-fuelled cars to London streets

Green (Living) Review

GREENTOMATOCARS EXPANDS FLEET WITH BIODIESEL-FUELLED VEHICLES London’s greenest private hire service now offers chip-fat-fuelled executive and MPV options Reacting to customer demand, greentomatocars has expanded its fleet of environmentally-friendly private hire vehicles with the addition of biodiesel-fuelled 8-passenger MPVs and executive cars.

Piedmont Biofuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

Green (Living) Review

The RSB certification encompasses the Pittsboro, North Carolina plant, where used cooking oil is collected from food service establishments throughout the region and waste fats oils and greases are purchased and converted into a clean burning biodiesel. The biodiesel is then distributed to their 300 cooperative members and also sold to oil companies who blend it with petroleum diesel and distribute it through gas stations and other channels.

Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

biodiesel, electricity, solar power. While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now. Although mostly evil, petroleum is actually a natural substance – it is the product of long dead plant and oceanic life that has been fossilized under layers of sediment. Pressure, heat and decomposing chemicals transformed the remnants into petroleum.

Machine That Gives Money For Used Cooking Oil Appearing In Turkish Cities

Green Prophet

“Bring waste oil, take away money” reads this advertisement for BAYTOM, a machine that incentivizes Turks to recycle cooking oil into biodiesel rather than dump it. Licensed waste management companies come regularly to collect the oil and transport it to a plant where it can be recycled into biodiesel fuel. When it comes to biodiesel production capacity, however, Turkey has the second highest in the world, after Germany.

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Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution

Green (Living) Review

Ethanol, one of the so-called biofuels, the other is biodiesel, is produced, primarily, especially in the USA, from corn (maize), with biodiesel, mainly, being made from palm oil. And the same is the case as regards to biodiesel which has been shown to have far more dangerous emissions, especially of nanoparticles, than ordinary oil-based diesel and those nanoparticles are reckoned to be the causal agent for the increase of asthma, especially in children.