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Alternative fuels

Clean Car Maps

U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Station Locator


Biodiesel America’s biodiesel pump locator

Biodiesel America’s biodiesel car-sales locator

National Biodiesel Board’s biodiesel locator


National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition’s ethanol locator

U.S. Department of Energy’s list of E85 stations in the U.S.

General Motors’ E85 station list


How to Make Biodiesel
By Dan M. Carter

Biodiesel Power: The Passion, the People, and the Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel
By Lyle Estill

Biofuel Power of the Future: New Ways of Turning Organic Matter Into Energy
By Chris Hayhurst

Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm
By William H. Kemp

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy
By Greg Pahl

Biodiesel America: How to Achieve Energy Security, Free America from Middle-East Oil Dependence, and Make Money Growing Fuel
By Josh Tickell

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel
By Josh Tickell

Shuck the Sheiks: Replacing Bloody Middle Eastern Oil with Clean Domestic Ethanol
By Andrew Paul Zacharias

And one DVD …

Biodiesel 101


Alternative fuels

Biofuels Marketplace

California Energy Commission

U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center


Biodiesel America

BioFuel Oasis



Golden Fuel Systems



National Biodiesel Board

Neoteric Biofuels

Pacific Biodiesel


Veggie Avenger


American Coalition for Ethanol

Ethanol Promotion and Information Council

General Motors on E85

Governors’ Ethanol Coalition

National Corn Growers Association on ethanol

National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition

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Harvesting Green Power,” Business Week, November 2006

The Color of Money: Venture capitalists bet on environmentally friendly technology,” Newsweek, November 2006

My Big Biofuels Bet,” Wired, October 2006

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Biofuel Challenges Big Oil,” In These Times, June 2006

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The Next Petroleum,” Newsweek, August 2005