Biodiesel Online Library of Resources

Farm Energy April 22, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

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Biodiesel. Photo: Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State.

Biodiesel Web Sites

Biodiesel Fact Sheets and Publications

Biodiesel Powerpoints and Videos

  • Biodiesel Safety video A 10-minute video that helps home biodiesel producers to understand the safety precautions that must be taken when working with the chemicals used to produce biodiesel.

Commercial Publications

  • Biodiesel Magazine-- this magazine aims to support the growth of the biodiesel industry.
  • Biofuels Magazine -- published by Future Science, this is a peer-reviewed journal providing commentary and analysis on biofuels research.

Biodiesel Case Studies

Biodiesel Decision Tools

  • Oilseed Cost and Profit CalculatorThe Vermont Oilseed Crop Production Cost and Profit Calculator is intended to allow farmers to assess potential costs and profits associated with oilseed production.  The tool is based in a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet and uses a simple, easy to use interface to collect cost factors.
  • University of Wisconsin Community Impact of Biodiesel and Bioethanol Plants Calculator - The community-decision software (BDBE) calculates the impact of siting a bioenergy plant in your community. The program is designed for Extension educators and local decision makers to evaluate expected community impacts based on three different activities: 1) total plant employment, 2) total plant sales, and 3) total income earned by plant employees.

Biodiesel for Children


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.