Friday, June 6, 2008

Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Houston

The Houston Chronicle reports in a June 3, 2008 story that the Houston Ship Channel area welcomed the opening of the biggest biodiesel plant in the United States owned by GreenHunter Energy. The company touted its ability to create fuel from chicken and beef fat and rapeseed, canola and palm oils plus in two years, they hope to power the new facilities with jatropha, a plant from India. An agricultural economist interviewed for the article projects that the increased use of U.S. biodiesel "will displace 242 million barrels of crude oil between 2006 and 2015." Take a look at some library titles related to biodiesel available now or on order at LSC-CyFair Branch Library.

Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3218 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words to find more in the library catalog:

  • biodiesel fuels
  • renewable energy sources
  • vegetable oils as fuel
Do-It-Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet by Guy Purcella - Ulysses Press, 2007
call number: on order

Biodiesel: Basics and Beyond book coverBiodiesel: Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm by William H. Kemp - Aztext Press: Distributed by New Society Pub., 2006
call number: 662.669 Kem

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy book cover Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy by Greg Pahl - Chelsea Green Pub., 2005
call number: 662.669 Pah

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