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10 Easy Steps to Biodiesel
Type: Article/Report - Experiment - Manual/Handbook - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Using the FuelMeister system is one way to produce larger amounts of biodiesel fuel for small scale consumption.
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ABC's of Biofuels
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Science Fair Projects - Web site
Summary: This has been developed for high school and college level students studying biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel. Fact sheets cover biofuels for transportation, bioethanol feedstocks, bioethanol production, biodiesel feedstocks, biodiesel production, bio...
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Biodiesel - A Primer
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: THis publication serves as an introduction to home biodiesel production. It is a 14-page pdf.
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Biodiesel Basics
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This provides factual information on biodiesel fuels,including what biodiesel is, how is it made, how it is distributed, and its benefits.
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BioDiesel Board
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Research - Web site
Summary: The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and devleopment in the Univet States. Front page links provide tax incentive information (updated regularly), biodiesel ba...
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Biodiesel Definitions
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Clear up some confusion over biodiesel definitions. From this site access fuel fact sheets and biodiesel specifications.
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Biodiesel Info Page-Biodiesel 101
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included is Dr. Diesel's Invention, Biodiesel Benefits, Emissions, What's NOx?, Biodiesel and Cold Weather, Make Biodiesel, Biodiesel Articles and a Biodiesel Presentation.
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Biodiesel Research: A Bibliography and Finding Aid
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Database
Summary: Included in this bibliography are Web sites, student competitions, case studies, research centers, general background information, government information, periodicals and news sources, books, reports, audio-visual, and articles. This bibliography will be updat...
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Biodiesel Using Renewable Resources
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: Using the principles of Green Chemistry, this experiment examines ways to use renewable resources to replace nonrenewable starting materials and it examines characteristic properties of matter.
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Clean My Ride
Type: Article/Report
Summary: School buses trundling down suburban strees this fall may smell more like french fries than exhaust fumes. That's because an increasing number of school districts are running bus fleets on biodiesel, an environmentally friendly alternative fuel often made fro...
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Clean School Bus USA
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Research
Summary: The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses. Key topics include overviews of pollutants and programs, consumer information,fuels and fuel additives, mo...
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Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Included through this portal are links for biodiesel tutorials, sources for biodiesel equpment, forums and advanced topics that include filter and pretreating oil as well as a solar preheatand a recipe calculator.
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Energy Savers Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This glossary provides non-technical definitions for energy-related terms.
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Fleet Applications & Niche Markets
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleets and Niche Markets for School Buses, School Bus Toolkit (to help introduce alternative fuel vehicles to the school bus niche market)and a list of case studies and success stories from school districts around the country and publi...
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Growing Energy: How Biofuels Can Help End America's Oil Dependence
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 96-page publication/report is available as a PDF. This report offers a plan for realizing security, economic and environmental benefits of biofuels. It is based upon two years of cutting edge analysis by a diverse group of experts who have worked togeth...
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Las Vegas Serves up Biodiesel for local Schools
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: In a pilot program the Las Vegas school district began running its schools buses with biodiesel fuels. The fuelstock for the biodiesel did not come from soy beans but rather grease from the casinos.
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Making Biodiesel
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A graphic diagram visually explains the process of making biodiesel. The link, "convert diesels" provides additional information that can help close the loop of understanding the process.
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Willie Nelson's Biodiesel
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Willie Nelson offer a portal to biotechnology, products, services and more as it grows. Included is a lengthy list of news and articles of interest.
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Yokayo Biofuels Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a slightly technical glossary on biofuels with resource links.
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