U.S. Biodiesel continues to need taxpayer support, or else…

Michael Giberson I am mildly amazed that it is possible to take something as simple as, say, palm oil or soybean oil, and – with a few relatively simple chemical tricks – turn it into motor vehicle fuel.  [See it on YouTube.] However, I’m not so amazed that I’m willing to pay you or anyone … More U.S. Biodiesel continues to need taxpayer support, or else…

Current status of bio-diesel from algae: “Your fishtank is not a goldmine.”

Michael Giberson Reporting from the National Biodiesel Conference this week in San Fransisco, Michael Kanellos writes: You can grow algae with carbon dioxide and sunlight, but that doesn’t mean it’s free. Although many believe that algae will become one of the chief feedstocks for diesel and even hydrocarbon-like fuels, growing large amounts of algae and … More Current status of bio-diesel from algae: “Your fishtank is not a goldmine.”