[permaculture] BIOGAS

Paul Osmond P.Osmond at unsw.edu.au
Tue Mar 5 19:33:37 EST 2002

Invicta, a major bus company in the state of Victoria, Australia, has just
started a trial of canola oil as a substitute for petroleum diesel in its
bus fleet. And here at the University of New South Wales we are in the
process of designing a mobile (to fit on the back of a twin axle trailer)
biodiesel plant to process used cooking oil from the university's food
outlets and to link in with teaching programs in the Chemical Engineering
and Photovoltaic Engineering. The idea of a mobile plant is also to be able
to tour around to schools, events etc to promote the concept.

Cheers, Paul Osmond

At 20:58 5/03/02 +0100, you wrote:
>In Germany Biodiesel is produced on large scale from rapeseed oil. I have
>just seen a big tanker truck with the stuff. I think there are some gas
>stations where you can buy it. I heard it is cheaper than the stuff made
>from petroil.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: bob jacobs <soilfirst at tao.ca>
>To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 7:52 PM
>Subject: [permaculture] BIOGAS
>> FYI --Biodiesel is different from Biogas-- Biodiesil is making gas for
>> diesil cars from used french fry oils.   It's cool stuff, and Dancing
>> is going good with it.
>> My workplace, the Ecology Center www.ecologycenter.org  is making it too,
>> and we run all 12 of our recyclign trucks on it.
>> Tim Krupnik
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Robert Waldrop [mailto:rmwj at soonernet.com]
>> >
>> >A ten person operation might be an interesting project for a
>> >neighborhood, or a permaculture/cohousing project.
>> I believe that the Dancing Rabbit ecovillage in Missouri is working on a
>> project along these lines, although if I recall correctly they refer to it
>> as 'biodiesel.'  Is this a different technology?  Anyone interested in
>> checking that out, I think their website is something like
>> www.dancing-rabbit.org.
>> _______________________________________________

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