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Looking for a new Biodiesel Vehicle?


Check out this 2012 New Diesel Vehicle Listing from the National Biodiesel Board.
Some intriguing new vehicles are listed, including a Volvo diesel-hybrid!

Welcome to the Northwest Biodiesel Network!

We exist to promote the use of, and to educate people on the benefits of this renewable fuel, which is America's first commercial-scale Advanced Biofuel.

We are an all-volunteer group of folks based in the Seattle area, that work to educate the public on Biodiesel, as well as provide a forum and networking opportunity for all parties interested in Biodiesel (including producers, distributors, commercial users public and private). 

We do not advocate a particular feedstock, method, "brew vs buy", or any particular vendors or suppliers.  You may contact us for information on biodiesel in the area via email, or come to our next monthly Educational Forum and meet us in person!

  • New! Biodiesel Handling and Storage - NREL document available for download here.

  • Biodiesel Energy Balance now 5.5:1! - You can download the updated LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) report from the University of Idaho.
  • Cantwell-Grassley Bill Would Boost U.S. Produced Biodiesel . Legislators propose 5 year extension to tax credit.
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels NW initiative publishes report! (NWBN is a stakeholder)
  • Seattle Times Editorial: PNW can lead the nation with Aviation Biofuels
  • Our Spring Fundraiser was a blast!  Check out some pictures from the event!
  • We are recruiting for the NW Biodiesel Network Board of Directors.  Click here for details!
  • President Obama signs "H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010" which includes retroactive Biodiesel Blender's Credit, and extends the credit through 2011.  Read more here

Some useful links we recommend to learn more about Biodiesel:

A great source of Biodiesel Information & Papers made available from the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL).

The BEN (Biodiesel Education Network) Top Ten FAQ's

Another very handy FAQ on Biodiesel from the Berkely Ecology Center.
WSU Oilseeds Crops for Biodiesel Production - very good overview of oilseed types used for feedstocks.

Wikipedia - a very extensive and complete entry!

National Biodiesel Board - providing advocacy and information about Biodiesel use, production, legislation.

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis - explaining the complete environmental impact of production & use of Biodiesel.

The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance - which exists to promote sustainable practices, including the harvesting and collection, production and distribution of biodiesel fuels.

How is it made?  Here's the basic process in a picto-graph nutshell for you.  Along with lots of other links to resources.

And now for something completely different: "Per cogo, non per mico..." (Diesel motorbikes!)

Comments?  Email the webmaster at webmaster@nwbiodiesel.org

site last updated 11/23/2012 - dw