Inside November 2008

Features

Oilseed Comes of Age

BY Susanne Retka SchillCamelina has yet to make the scene as a biodiesel feedstock, thanks partly to high commodity prices that dampened farmers' interest in trying the new crop. Enough has been raised to test its biodiesel performance and promoters still praise its potential. READ MORE

The Truth Behind the Claims

BY Erin VoegeleIs jatropha a wonder crop that can transform the biodiesel industry and provide a quick and easy income for farmers? Although many of these claims are true, numerous challenges must be overcome before large-scale production of the biodiesel feedstock can begin. Jatropha holds a great deal of potential, but only if it's properly developed, which may take years. READ MORE

Algae Interests Align

BY Jerry W. KramAfter decades of study and millions of dollars in investments, using algae as a feedstock for alternative fuels seems tantalizingly close. However, several hurdles remain, prompting the cooperation of those interested in the economical development of algae oil as a biodiesel feedstock. READ MORE

The Skinny on Fats

BY Ron KotrbaThe North American rendering industry takes anything that isn't used for food from the animal carcass-all 60 billion pounds-and recycles it into everything from animal feed to biodiesel feedstock. Here's an overview of North American rendering and biodiesel from animal fats. READ MORE

A Greasy Alternative

BY Kris BevillOne of the most popular feedstocks being used by biodiesel producers today is yellow grease. Biodiesel Magazine examines the logistics of using waste cooking oil. READ MORE

Continued Strength in Oil Prices

BY Ryan C. ChristiansenAround the world, the forecast for biodiesel feedstock prices is more of the same as consumption threatens to outpace production. READ MORE

Front End - Biodiesel News & Trends

Pennycress farm trials underway

BY Susanne Retka Schill

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