Backyard Biodiesel

Author: Bob Armantrout
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Small-scale home biodiesel production holds a singular attraction for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. While perhaps it can't save the world, this unique renewable fuel is economical, fun to make, better for the environment, and will help you reduce your dependence on Big Oil. And getting started is easier than you think. Backyard Biodiesel is written by two recognized experts in the field of small-scale biofuels. This comprehensive hands-on, practical, DIY guide includes: The basics of small-scale brewing—recipes, strategies, and technologies Advanced backyard analytics and troubleshooting Safety considerations and regulatory issues Topping up the tank—how to put your biodiesel to work for you Making your own fuel is not only possible, it is rewarding. Designed to be accessible to everyone from readers with no prior technical expertise to alternative energy buffs, Backyard Biodiesel is a must-read for any aspiring brewer, packed with everything you need to get up and running quickly and safely. Lyle Estill is the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, and Small Stories, Big Changes. He has won numerous awards for his commitment to sustainability, outreach, community development, and leadership. Bob Armantrout helped to manage four commercial biodiesel plants before joining Piedmont Biofuels in 2007. He works as an instructor at Central Carolina Community College, where he spearheads an innovative two-year biofuels degree program.

Alcohol Fuel

Author: Richard Freudenberger
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924381
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essential how-to book on making and using ethanol as an alternative renewable fuel.

Introduction to Bioenergy

Author: Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315353938
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explore a Major Component of Renewable Energy Introduction to Bioenergy takes a look at energy from biomass (thermal energy, power, liquid fuels, and biogas) and envisions a sustainable future fueled by renewable energy. From production to conversion to heat, power, and biofuel, this book breaks down the science of bioenergy and explains the major processes for its production, conversion, and use. Covers Solar Energy, Bioenergy, and Biomass Resources The book begins with an introduction to solar energy (the source of bioenergy) and then moves on to describe bioenergy, biomass, chemical conversion, and the renewable energy processes involved. The authors cover measurement energy parameters, analysis of data, and the prediction of energy production for different bio products. They also consider the institutional, environmental, and economic concerns surrounding bioenergy. An all-inclusive resource covering a rapidly-advancing field, this book: Explores the impact of climate change and global warming on the production of biomass Describes the positive and negative effects of biomass production on ecosystems and biodiversity Illustrates the use of biomass for the production of electricity Considers the replacement of fossil fuels with biofuels, biofuel production, and emerging technologies Addresses institutional and environmental issues relevant to bioenergy Discusses factors impacting the economic feasibility of renewable energy systems Introduction to Bioenergy defines major processes for the production, conversion, and use of bioenergy. A book suitable for coursework or self-study, this essential work serves students and practicing professionals in the renewable energy, environmental science, agriculture engineering, and biology fields.

Being the Change

Author: Peter Kalmus
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926489
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American.

How to Make Biodiesel

Author: Jon Halle
Publisher: Low Impact Living Initative
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The contributors to this text cover the chemistry and practice of biodiesel production, supply of used cooking oil and other chemicals, vehicle consideration, environment agency and customs & excise, and plant design and construction using readily-available materials.

Biodiesel

Author: William H. Kemp
Publisher: Tamworth, Ont. : Aztext Press
ISBN: 9780973323337
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes: detailed processes and equipment required to produce biodiesel fuel that meets North American standards how farmers can use excess oilseed as a feedstock for biodiesel production the use of the co-byproduct glycerin in the making of soap a guide to numerous reference materials and a list of supplier data This is North America's definitive guide to responsibly producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil while minimizing your environmental footprint in the process.

Small is Possible

Author: Lyle Estill
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923579
Format: PDF
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How a town can feed, fuel, power and sustain itselfall outside the global economy.

David Blume s Alcohol Can be a Gas

Author: David Blume
Publisher: International Inst for Ecological Agric
ISBN: 9780979043772
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The only comprehensive book ever written on alcohol fuel production and use for home and farm. Until now, it has been very difficult for farmers, contractors, alternative energy aficionados, those concerned about Peak Oil, and small-scale entrepreneurs to obtain good, accurate information on producing alcohol, or on converting vehicles to run on the fuel. Now, Alcohol Can Be a Gas! provides the definitive reference on alcohol fuel. Simultaneous.

Making Algae Biodiesel at Home

Author: David Sieg
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781463733605
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The global bestseller has now come to Amazon.com! The New 2012 edition is here! The global bestseller is now in paperback. Over 350 pages, and over 80 pages of new material. Including... * Locating algal strains in your environment, * Where to buy algae strains world-wide. * Building a low-cost algae lab, * Building an algal "bio-pond", * Building a "Backyard Open Pond" * Building a low cost photo bio-reactor. *Commercial production concepts. And much, much more It's all here and more if you want to understand the concepts and how to get in on the cutting edge of 21st. century fuel making.