Biodiesel Resource Links

Several requests have been made through our Biodiesel News link in hopes to find additional information on Biodiesel. The was list maintained on the Collabrative Biodiesel Tutorial. I'll included an updated listing (2007) below, but for current information be source to check the source link.

FORUMS & GROUPS
BIODIESEL & STRAIGHT VEGETABLE OIL (SVO)

Infopop Biodiesel and SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) Forum
Link: http://biodiesel.infopop.cc
Description:
This forum regularly has people posting from all over the world about their experiences with biodiesel. Organized into sections and sub-sections according to topic, this one is definately one to visit. Each sub-section is easily readable and anyone can reply after registering. The scientifi method is practiced here. Each post is commented on by people with a wealth of biodiesel homebrewing experience behind them. No topic is too simple or too complex here. This is a very fun and lively group. Come & join the fun!

Biodiesel Yahoo Group
Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biodiesel/
Description:
The goal here is fostering discussion and community around the production and use of the alternative fuel Biodiesel, in all diesel powered equipment - cars, trucks, generators, heaters, tractors, airplanes, lawn mowers, you name it. Topics range from biodiesel to politics and everything in-between. With over 1900 members, this group is well represented. Well moderated and monitored to keep things on topic and flowing.

Biodiesel Basics Yahoo Group
Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biodieselbasics
Description:
If you're just getting into biodiesel, then this is the forum for you.
The group is designed to help you learn about the basics of using biodiesel as an alternative fuel in diesel engines. With a over 600 members and a global presence of homebrewing biodiesel experts answering any and every question you can throw at them, this is a great place to get started.

biofuel-uk discussion forum (UK)
Link: http://www.biofuel-uk.net/forum/
Description:
A discussion forum for biodiesel and vegetable oil for the UK biofuel community

Vegoil-Diesel Yahoo Group (UK)
Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vegoil-diesel
Description:
Devoted to those out there wanting to run their diesels using straight vegetable oil, primarily UK oriented.

Vegetable Oil Diesel (UK)
Link: http://www.vegetableoildiesel.co.uk/forum/index.php
Description:
Forum for United Kingdom based vegetable oil and biodiesel discussion including UK biofuel duty issues.

Local B100 Biz Yahoo Group
Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/local-b100-biz/
Description:
Devoted to those interested in biofuel related businesses and groups. Topics include biodiesel regulatory issues, ways to promote biodiesel, and ways to run a successful biodiesel related business.

Biodiesel Now
Link: http://forums.biodieselnow.com
Description:
Devoted to all things biodiesel.
Topics are organized by type and include Biodiesel in the Press, Biodiesel Production, Advanced Production Techniques, Biodiesel Vehicles, and even regional sections for helping you connect with others near you that share an interest in biodiesel.


DIESEL VEHICLE FORUMS - With an emphasis on Biodiesel and SVO

Frybrid Forum
Link: http://www.frybrid.com/forum/
Description:
Frybrid is a company that sells an SVO conversion kits to convert your diesel car to run on 'straight vegetable oil'. They host a great set of forums participated by several people where all things SVO is discussed.

VW TDI Club
Link1: http://www.tdiclub.com/
Link2: http://forums.tdiclub.com
Description:
This site is dedicated to Volkswagen Turbo Diesel Engine (TDI) vehicles. It contains lot's of great helpful information for keeping your VW TDI running. Everything from tutorials on changing your oil filter to how to replace a timing belt.

Peach Parts (formally Mercedes Shop Forum)
Link: http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/alternative-fuels/
Description:
Dedicated to running SVO or Biodiesel in Mercedes Diesel engine vehicles. With expert advice from several Mercedes diesel mechanics and enthusiasts, you'll find just about anything you ever wanted to know about these great cars.

The Diesel Stop
Link: http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=biodiesel
Description:
Dedicated to running SVO or Biodiesel in Ford Diesel engine vehicles.


BIODIESEL & SVO BLOGS

Biodiesel Blogs Aggregator
Link: http://truffula.net/~johnnybuck/biodieselblogs/
Description:
A blog is an online diary. The biodiesel world has several such diarists, ranging from listings of news articles about biodiesel, to very personal essays on small-scale biodiesel business, biodiesel co-operatives, and biodiesel homebrewing. These 'blogs' are collected into one single web page at the Aggregator page.

WVO Designs Biodiesel Information Wiki
Link: http://www.wvodesigns.com/wiki/Biodiesel
Description:
The goal of WVO Designs is to help get you started on using Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO), making the process enjoyable and help you conserve fuel resources while saving money.


BIODIESEL LITERATURE, NEWSLETTERS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Biodiesel Homebrew Guide: Edition 10 by Maria 'Mark' Alovert
Published By: Self-published
Link: http://www.localb100.com/book.html
Description:
This self-published 110-page book covers homebrewing of biodiesel and some simple chemistry behind it.

How to Make Biodiesel: By Jon Halle and Dan Carter
Published By: Low Impact Living Initiative(LILI)
Link: http://www.lowimpact.org.uk/booksbiodiesel.htm
Description:
This book from the UK covers the chemistry and practice of biodiesel production, with sections on UK Fuel Duty and waste management.

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
Published By: Chelsea Green publishers
Link: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/biodiesel
Description:
A history of the biodiesel industry and a good overview of world-wide biodiesel development.

Energy Self-Sufficiency Newsletter
Link: http://www.rebelwolf.com
Description:
This monthly, free PDF publication covers everything in do-it-yourself renewable energy, from biodiesel to solar to SVO to ethanol to biogas.

Iowa State University Biodiesel pages
Link: http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel
Description:
Hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Department at ISU and devoted to educating the biodiesel industry, this site includes a free onlinecourse (a 26-page document covering the chemistry and practice of biodiesel), as well as a page of 'technical papers'- theses, dissertations, and studies-that covers many aspects of commercial biodiesel and high-FFA oil processing.


BIODIESEL SUPPLIERS

Utah Biodiesel Supply
Link: http://www.utahbiodieselsupply.com
Description:
Offers Biodiesel Homebrewing Supplies, Equipment, Decals, Bumperstickers, and Information on making Biodiesel.

B100 Supply
Link: http://www.b100supply.com
Description:
Offers Biodiesel Homebrewing Supplies Books, Kits, Scales, Labware & and an extensive biodiesel library filled with help for the homebrewer.

Biodiesel Warehouse
Link: http://www.biodieselwarehouse.com
Description:
Offers Biodiesel Homebrewing Equipment, Supplies, Diesel Generators, and other Biodiesel related items.