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Permalink 06:11:58 pm, Categories: News, Background, 144 words   English (US)

Co-op America Quartely guide to Alternative Fuels

Co-Op America Quarterly
The Summer 2007 issue of Co-op America Quarterly has an excellent cover article comparing alternative fuels. The full issue in PDF format is available for free. Read the articles in the issue for lots of information - their bottom line:

  • E85 Corn Ethanol - a disaster
  • Hydrogen - too far in the future to do any good
  • ULSD - there are better choices
  • CNG - in some cases okay for short term, but better choices exist
  • Cellulosic Ethanol - does reduce emissions, but watch out for agri-corps
  • Gas-Electric Hybrids - good short term choice to make it to better options
  • Biodiesel - recommended for short term, best option when made from waste
  • Plug-in Hybrid - brightest hope for the future

There is much more information in the articles in this issue - most highly recommended!

Co-Op America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Becoming a member is an excellent way to support their work.


Permalink 03:08:28 pm, Categories: News, 89 words   English (US)

ChevronTexaco removes Biodiesel from Wikipedia

The recently announced wikiscanner has been used by folks to tie many "interesting" edits of wikipedia (the most popular online encyclopedia) back to the organizations making the changes.
Readers of the Wired ThreatLevel blog have noted that ChevronTexaco deleted the entire entry on Biodiesel! You can see their edit here. The IP address used to make the edits was "" which reverses to "".

In related news:
Exxon modified the entry on the Exxon Valdez oil spill to say that "species in Prince William Sound were never affected ".



Permalink 01:44:00 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], News, 36 words   English (US)

Who Killed The Electric Car - Free Showing Cocoa Beach

The Cocoa Beach Public Library is showing Who Killed The Electric Car at 2pm on Wednesday August 15th. Admission is free, healthy snacks are provided, and a panel discussion will follow.

Who Killed The Electric Car?



Permalink 01:54:22 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], 49 words   English (US)

Aug 5 - Miami: Bio TDI Club Get-Together & Environmental Fair

Sol Atlantic Biodiesel and SMU Lending is sponsoring a Bio TDI Club Get-Together & Environmental Fair on Sunday August 5th in Miami.

  • Price: $10 per car
  • Appearances by Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Hands on Miami, EPower Marine, Cyclone Power, Animal Aid, Esserman Volkswagen
  • Open to the public

Location map

Permalink 01:50:06 pm, Categories: News, 74 words   English (US)

Biodiesel in Florida - Updates

Miami Herald article updates news about biodiesel happenings in Florida. Of note:

  • Agri-Source Fuels spinning up 120 million gallon per yer, multi-feedstock plant in Dade City. If successful it would be the biggest in the US.
  • McLure Oil looks for 60 million gallons of their product.
  • Jim Robertson is at BioFuelsConnect in Orlando, a brokerage service for ethanol/biofuels.
  • Suppliers note that most buyers will use biodiesel when it is cheaper than petro-diesel, but not otherwise.

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