Gator power: Alligator fat pitched as biodiesel

According to a C|NET News report researchers in Louisana have researched the use of “Alligator fat” to produce biodiesel.   This is yet another in a long string of researchers developing a method to convert animal fats directly into biodiesel.  Some people will go “eeewwww” over this.  While others might…

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BP exits Jatropha joint venture, turning to ethanol

BP (who wants you to think they are Beyond Petroleum) had formed a joint venture in June 2007 with D1 Oils Plc meant to accelerate the planting of Jatropha curcas. This plant is a drought resistant inedible oilseed tree which does not compete with food crops, and is an excellent…

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