Inside October 2008


Biodiesel Trade Wars

BY Ron KotrbaComplaints from the European Biodiesel Board are the subject of a serious trade investigation underway across the pond. The Europeans claim U.S.-subsidized B99 imports are causing injury to its domestic biodiesel industry. If the allegations are found to be true, the timing-if nothing else-may be a godsend. READ MORE

Around the World in 60 Days

BY Erin VoegeleTo draw global attention to the potential of alternative fuels, the B100-powered speedboat Earthrace conquered the world speed record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat. READ MORE

Catalyzing Future Fuels

BY Jerry W. KramEnzymes are the key to making much of biofuels production efficient and profitable, but not when it comes to biodiesel. Enzyme producer Novozymes aims to change that by creating an entirely new biodiesel production process. If successful, this process would lower biodiesel's already low carbon footprint and make it a top choice for those seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

Biodiesel on Campus

BY Ryan C. ChristiansenCollege students are making biodiesel because they want to do something to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil and to make the planet a better place to live. READ MORE

Handling Hot Work Hazards

BY Kris BevillThe risks associated with performing hot work in a biodiesel facility are many. Fires and explosions caused by sparks from lit torches are, unfortunately, not uncommon. Each incident has its own string of causes and effects, but every loss caused by hot work is 100 percent preventable. READ MORE

Making the Best of Wastewater

BY Susanne Retka SchillTwo Mississippi State University researchers are exploring the possibility of extracting oil from microorganisms fattened up in wastewater treatment facilities to produce biodiesel. READ MORE

Front End - Biodiesel News & Trends

Report analyzes biofuels lobbying

BY Susanne Retka Schill

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