Academic journal article Geography

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy

Academic journal article Geography

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy

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Biodiesel: Growing a new energy economy Greg Pahl White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2005 281pp, 15 x 23cm Pb: £12.95, ISBN 1 931498 65 2

Although the search for new energy sources is exceedingly topical due to fears over oil supplies, this monograph, exploring the global potential for the increased use of biodiesel, is possibly too specialised to appeal to a wide geographical audience. There is surely a market for a text examining the full range and possibilities of all biofuels but an appraisal of just one such fuel makes it hard to justify purchase with currently stretched budgets However, the book is eminently accessible and interesting, with technical terms well explained and the key issue of sustainability central to its argument.

It is divided into four parts. In Part 1, the history of the diesel engine is explored and it is revealed that its inventor, Rudolf Diesel, used a 'bio' fuel with the prototype! Part 1 goes on to fully explore the versatility of the fuel and its potential sources. …

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