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Book Review: Biodiesel Power by Lyle Estill

The passion, the people, and the politics of the next renewable fuel
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Biodiesel Power
New Society Publishers, 2005
260 pages, $16.95

Biodiesel Power tells the story of the Piedmont Biofuels co-op, which grew from a backyard experiment to a relatively large-scale operation on the leading edge of biodiesel production, research and activism. Piedmont, located in Pittsboro, North Carolina, focuses on the production of biodiesel from renewable sources such as recycled vegetable oils.
Estill often complains about government regulations, and about the sometimes problematic relations between grassroots operations like his own and the National Biodiesel Board, the trade association representing the biodiesel industry. But while the going is both slow and hard, Estill ultimately strikes a positive note: the biofuels movement is making progress, and biodiesel is gaining credibility as a viable fuel source.

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