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The Biofuel Boom: Innovations in Driving for Today and Tomorrow

Producing biofuel is kind of like brewing beer, a practice that’s been around since the Phoenicians and Egyptians first fermented things, according to Bill Haywood, CEO of the San Francisco-based company LS9.  He explains to Sea Change Radio host, Alex Wise, how his company uses gut bacterium E. Coli’s digestion capabilities (which have been around for billions of years) to convert sugar to biofuels and chemicals. The LS9 interview ends asking, where can we drivers actually get these biofuels?  That’s the question that Karri Ving, Biofuel Coordinator for SFGreasecycle, seeks to answer. The program diverts fryer oil from being dumped in San Francisco’s sewers to turn it into biofuels that power the city’s entire diesel fleet.

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Brewing Biofuel from E. Coli — and Fill Er Up with Yellow Grease

Bill Haywood
Robin Gold and Tofu Pup

Producing biofuel is kind of like brewing beer, a practice that’s been around since the Phoenicians and Egyptians first fermented things, according to Bill Haywood, CEO of the San Francisco-based company LS9.  He explains to Sea Change Radio West Coast Correspondent Alex Wise how his company uses E. Coli‘s digestion capabilities (which have been around for billions of years) to convert sugar to biofuels and chemicals.  Next, Alex speaks with Robin Gold, co-founder of Dogpatch Biofuels, a filling station in San Francisco where drivers can gas up on “yellow grease,” or waste vegetable oil.

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Biofuel–Pros and Cons

Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon discuss the benefits and shortcomings of biofuel as a solution to climate change. Francesca interviews Allan Kahane of Global Foods, which recently received one of the biggest biofuel-related investments from the Carlyle Group.

SocialFunds article by Francesca–Biofuels: Keeping Good Intentions on the Right Path

Article by George Monbiot

Article by Lester Brown