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Sunday, December 28, 2008


Hydrogen Fuel
Biodiesel Fuel
Canada's Green Party
Batteries and Supercapacitors

Nuclear Physics 101
Nuclear Paradigm Shift
Can Auto Dealers Go Green
Wind and Other Energy Alternatives

What is Biodiesel Fuel?

A quick answer. It runs on your converted diesel engine so you need a diesel engine to start.

It's inventor back in 1900, Rudolf Diesel, chose peanut oil as the main fuel. So you can see the idea is not so new.

Carbon emissions are next to zero depending on the purity. B5 is 5 percent biodiesel with 95 percent petroleum, B20 is 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum, or B100 is 100 percent biodiesel, no petroleum.

Commercial biodiesel that meets ASTM D6751 is legally registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as a legal motor fuel for sale and distribution.

How much to convert?

Bio diesel conversion kits are priced from $650 to $1500. Be sure to have the car checked over thoroughly before installing.


It's cheaper and a lot cleaner than diesel depending on where you get your fuel. In some cases a Chinese restaurant or a diner restaurant will give their used oil away. The more self reliant individuals don't mind getting a filter to remove any pieces of food such as french fries still in the oil.


It needs thinning or heating in cold weather and that's the reason for the various mixtures. I read on another blog that paint thinner works well.

Interesting Facts:

Germany expects to replace 3% of their diesel with fuel produced by refining vegetable oil by 2010. Petrobras plans to use 256 million liters of vegetable oils in the production of H-Bio fuel in 2007. ConocoPhilips is processing 42,000 gallons per day. Neste Oil completed their first NExBTL plant in the summer 2007 and the second one will be completed in 2009. The annual production capacity of each these two plants will be 170,000 tons.

The most used method of making biodiesel is known as transesterification. It involves mixing vegetable oil, alcohol, and sodium hydroxide. This is simple enough that many people do it at home. But refined biodiesel is actually chemically identical to regular diesel and can be tweaked to outperform regular diesel. And works in cold weather.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Madoff Made Off with 50 Billion What Dreams are Made Of (Not)

You know what I was thinking. I have a theory.

Why the Fed Keeps Recklessly Printing Money.

Since so much of the rest of the world's economies are affected by US trade and banking that the US has more power to dominate worldwide by printing money.

Against economic theory they think they stand a chance of surviving because the rest of the economies in other countries will try to avoid going down with them and that is kind of a safety in numbers mentality. It's as if they want to make sure they stay ahead. They are playing a dangerous game where everyone stands to lose. Why else would they keep printing money? They are not so stupid as the old German economists and the hyperinflation of 1923. Are they? [update: when I posed this to Canadian John Turmel "The Engineer" he simply responded saying it's not the same as 1923 because the general population does not have the cash only the banks have it. The public can't get their hands on any of it.]

GREAT article on how US govt is even a greater PONZI schemer than Madoff...