Fuels produced using plant-based materials can offer a promising way to reduce the carbon emitted by road vehicles.
That’s because their plant feedstocks absorb carbon dioxide from the air, bringing them far closer to a carbon-neutral footprint than any fuel refined from crude oil.
But for diesel-powered vehicles, the term “biodiesel” is used loosely and imprecisely–and often covers anything from plant-derived fuels to burning used deep-frier grease in your converted old Mercedes.
via Propel Renewable Diesel: Usable By Any Vehicle, Going Beyond ‘Biodiesel’.
The University of South Florida’s Power Center for Utility Explorations and Progress Energy Florida have been selected by Florida’s Energy and Climate Commission to build the largest and most comprehensive smart grid in the Southeast, serving at least 5,000 customers on the west side of St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach.
The three-year, $15 million project will incorporate alternative energy sources such as solar power and biodiesel fuel into the electrical power supply for the neighborhoods. Incorporating cutting-edge technology, the program aims to develop a system that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a power supply that better adapts to energy demands and one which serves customers with better reliability and efficiency.
via USF to Build Largest Comprehensive Energy Smart Grid in Southeast – University of South Florida.