Inside September 2006


Combating the Glycerin Glut

BY Dave NillesThe biodiesel industry continues to make an impact on the liquid fuels industry-but its by-product is having just as much of an effect. Producers and consumers alike are struggling with business plans influenced by an expanding flood of crude glycerin. READ MORE

Pressing the Possibilities

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine explores some broader implications of the increasing demand for soy oil coming from the burgeoning U.S. biodiesel industry. READ MORE

Food or Fuel:Where Does Vegetable Oil Have More Value?

BY Holly JessenIt's a subject that has come up over and over: Will the growth of the biofuels industry take food out of the mouths of the world's hungry? While experts say it will take more time for the truth to unfold, it's certainly not as simple-or as sinister-than the picture some paint. READ MORE

Defining the Balance

BY Nicholas ZemanA recently published study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., blows fresh air on the smoldering "net energy" debate for biodiesel and fuel ethanol. Ultimately, the results are favorable to renewable fuels and their ability to provide more energy than the sum of their inputs. READ MORE

Getting Serious about Safety

BY Anduin Kirkbride McElroyIn any industry, an accident is a serious issue. More serious are repeated accidents, such as three biodiesel plant fires within six months, one which ended fatally. It is time for the industry to get serious about enforcing safety code compliance. READ MORE

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