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Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel

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Whether we are nearing the end of oil or merely nearing the end of inexpensive oil, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to find alternative ways to meet our energy needs. Biodiesel is one such alternative—and is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the US economy.

Biodiesel in North America is in its infancy. As air quality deteriorates in major centers, governments are scrambling for ways to reduce emissions and are embracing biodiesel in their fleets. Conferences on biodiesel are often “inaugural” as society begins discussing this fuel in earnest.

Biodiesel Power is a chronicle of this emerging industry. Lightly touching on the technical aspects of the fuel, its qualities, and specifications, the book is largely about the people and stories of the biodiesel movement. It explores the tensions between

Grass-roots activists and their altruistic co-ops

The profit-minded commercial producers and the voices of agribusiness

The current administration—or “the coalition of the drilling”

Far from a third-party account, Biodiesel Power comes from one who has experienced it from the grease dumpster to the boardroom. Lyle Estill has made the journey from backyard brewing, to being part of a producer and distributor cooperative, to commercial production.

Compelling and timely, Biodiesel Power is the history of biodiesel in the making. It will appeal to a wide audience, including farmers, truckers, backyarders, and commercial producers, investors, politicians, and all those concerned about the end of oil.

Lyle Estill is vice president of Piedmont Biofuels Industrial in Chatham County, North Carolina. He has published an important Weblog—Energy Blog—about the biodiesel movement for several years and has received numerous awards for his environmentalism and outreach on biodiesel, including Educator of the Year for 2004 from Environmental Educators of North Carolina.

Book News Annotation:

Estill is a founder of Piedmont Biofuels in North Carolina, a small biodiesel co-operative that is part of the fledgling biofuels industry in the United States. In this volume, he tells the story of the cooperative from its beginnings in kitchen experiments to its current state. He also examines the economic, regulatory, and policy issues facing the biofuels industry. Interspersed throughout the text are entries from his blog, known as The Energy Blog (http://energy.biofuels.coop/). Distributed in the US by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Estill is a founder of Piedmont Biofuels in North Carolina, a small biodiesel co-operative that is part of the fledgling biofuels industry in the United States. In this volume, he tells the story of the cooperative from its beginnings in kitchen experiments to its current state. He also examines the economic, regulatory, and policy issues facing the biofuels industry. Interspersed throughout the text are entries from his blog, known as The Energy Blog (http://energy.biofuels.coop/). Distributed in the US by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

All the buzz from the biodiesel blog on the movement that is changing our energy world.

About the Author

Lyle Estill is President of Piedmont Biofuels Industrial in Moncure, North Carolina. The publisher of the key weblog about the biodiesel movement for several years, he is the CEO of Blast Internet Services and the recipient of numerous awards including Educator of the Year for 2004 from North Carolina Environmental Educator's Association for outreach on biodiesel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865715417
Subtitle:
The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
Author:
Estill, Lyle
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Environmental aspects
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Biodiesel fuels -- United States.
Subject:
Diesel fuels industry
Subject:
Energy-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 13 oz

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