Could algae-based biodiesel be the fuel source of the future? – Peace River Record Gazette – Alberta, CA   2 comments

Alternate non fossil fuels have been around for a long time. What is technically possible is also becoming economically possible. What  had been lacking was a motivator for change . Peak oil and climate change have become concrete drivers of that change to renewable , sustainable green fuel sources.

Today August 10, 2011 marks 118 years since the first vehicle was run on biodiesel – in this case, peanut oil, and has since been declared International Biodiesel Day. It happened in Augsburg, Germany and was achieved by a man named Rudolf Diesel.Today biofuel has been utilized throughout the world, though not to the extent one may presume after 118 years of potential technological research to create the most viable product.On August 19 in Grande Prairie, the first biodiesel jet car will race in Drag Wars 2011 – it will be run off 100 per cent canola oil. In 2004, the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia began running its fleet of busses entirely off fish-based biodiesel. In Disneyland in 2009, it was announced the Park would be running its trains on biodiesel created from its own cooking oils. In 2007, the worlds first airplane – a jet turbine engine flight that last 37 minutes and went up 17,000 feet – was powered by 100 per cent biodiesel from recycled cooking oil.Shifting from fossil fuels to biodiesel is possible.”

via Could algae-based biodiesel be the fuel source of the future? – Peace River Record Gazette – Alberta, CA.

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Posted August 10, 2011 by arnoneumann in Biofuel

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