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Biodiesel : Growing a New Energy Economy, Second Edition - Greg Pahl


Growing a New Energy Economy, Second Edition

Paperback Published: 15th September 2008
ISBN: 9781933392967
Number Of Pages: 368

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For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in the marketplace in the past few years has been exceeded only by the proliferation of biodiesel production facilities around the United States--and the world--only to confront new social and environmental challenges and criticisms.

The international survey of the biodiesel industry has been expanded from 40 to more than 80 countries, reflecting the spectacular growth of the industry around the world. This section also tracks the dramatic shifts in the fortunes of the industry that have taken place in some of these nations. The detailed chapters that cover the industry in the United States have also been substantially rewritten to keep abreast of its many new developments and explosive domestic growth.

An expanded section on small-scale, local biodiesel production has been added to better represent this small but growing part of the industry. Another new section has been added to more fully explore the increasingly controversial issues of deforestation and food versus fuel, as well as GMO crops. The second edition concludes with updated views on where the industry is headed in the years to come from some of its key players.

Industry Reviews

Finally, the book we've been looking for. Greg Pahl's new biodiesel book offers a comprehensive review of all things veggie oil powered. From the history of the diesel engine to the development of the biodiesel industry, past, current, and future. This is the ultimate primer. - Rob Elam, Propel Project

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Illustrations and Tablesp. xiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Forewordp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Biodiesel Basics
Rudolf Dieselp. 3
Vegetable-Oil Revivalp. 15
Biodiesel 101p. 33
Biodiesel's Many Usesp. 54
Biodiesel around the World
Europe, the Global Leaderp. 77
Other European Countriesp. 105
Africa and Asiap. 136
Australia, New Zealand, and the Americasp. 169
Biodiesel in the United States
A Brief Historyp. 195
The Main Playersp. 214
Biodiesel Politicsp. 240
Recent Developmentsp. 263
Biodiesel in the Future
Looking Aheadp. 289
Organizations and Online Resourcesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 328
Glossaryp. 329
Notesp. 335
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9781933392967
ISBN-10: 1933392967
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 15th September 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised