Giant Biodiesel Powered RV on a World Trip

April 13, 2010 / 1 Comment

The EcoRoamer isn't quite like many RVs you'd see. This one is a giant created by Jay Shapiro to take his family on a trip around the world. As Shapiro, his wife, two kids and two cats make their way around the world, the 42-inch tires on the RV will make negotiating tough terrains easier.

Biofuel Rules Will Hamper Green Industry

May 7, 2009 / No Comments

California regulators have passed some new rules that will ban storing some types of biodiesel underground. The fear is the new rule will hamper the fledgling green industry. "...gas stations, fleet yards and others who distribute the increasingly popular 'green' fuel can only store biodiesel blends of up to 20 percent in underground tanks, even if the tanks are double-walled." The tanks ...

VW Jetta – Biodiesel/VegOil Conversion

November 27, 2008 / No Comments

They stuck the weird cars in a room off to the side . No matter, I found them - the cars that are meant to be Earth friendly, because I went looking just for them. Hanging out in a room with other cars with signs saying they'll go 100 miles on a gallon of gas was a VW Jetta that ...

$1B Biodiesel Plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands

June 18, 2008 / 1 Comment

Neste Oil will invest about $1 billion to build a new biomass-to-liquid diesel plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands that will manufacture NExBTL renewable diesel fuel. The goal, 800,000 tons per year by 2011. Palm oil, rapeseed oil and animal fats will be mixed to make a high-quality diesel fuel. Neste already has two such plants, though smaller, in Finland and Singapore. (GreenPeace demonstration ...