by James Howard Kunstler
|The indictment of suburbia and the car
culture that the author presented in The Geography of Nowhere
turns apocalyptic in this vigorous, if overwrought, jeremiad. Kunstler
notes signs that global oil production has peaked and will soon dwindle,
and argues in an eye-opening, although not entirely convincing, analysis
that alternative energy sources cannot fill the gap, especially in
transportation. The result will be a Dark Age in which "the center does
not hold" and "all bets are off about civilization's future."
by Joshua Tickell, Kaia Tickell, Kaia Roman
|From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank is the
first and only book that details all aspects of running diesel engines
on vegetable oil. Includes information on biodiesel, the diesel fuel
substitute made from new or used vegetable as well as information on
running any diesel engine on straight vegetable oil (SVO). This book is
packed with history, information, instructions, photos, diagrams and
resources. If you want to stop supporting Mid-East Petroleum oil, you
must get this book.
by William H. Kemp
|Using vegetable oils as a fuel for
home heating and transportation is a hundred years old: Rudolf Diesel's
original engine was operated on plant oils due to the lack of fossil
fuels. Later, plant and animal oils were converted into a petrodiesel-compatible
fuel known as biodiesel: a clean, low-carbon fuel.
In the early 1980s, home brewers discovered they could transform waste
restaurant fryer oils into crude biodiesel and use it in automobiles at
100% concentrations at one quarter the cost of petrodiesel. Yet
automotive and engine manufacturers insist that late-model vehicles may
be damaged when run on high concentrations of biodiesel and may not
honor engine warranties where biodiesel fuel has been used.
Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from
fiction and to educate potential home, farm and cooperative
manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both
waste and virgin oil feedstock.