The Queensland government has been pushing ethanol blended fuels which helps the local sugar cane industry via their $4.8 million Queensland Ethanol Conversion Initiative. The initiative provides support for fuel retailers to offer ethanol blends at the pump and is aimed at boosting consumption of ethanol. Freedom Fuels has taken advantage of the initiative to convert forty of their service stations to offer ethanol blends.
The biodiesel Freedom Fuels provides is produced from oil seed crops and animal tallow feedstocks, but just about any animal fat will do when it comes to producing biodiesel. Ron Steenblik of the Gristmill blog has written a fascinating article covering the ins and outs of lipodiesel, which is produced from liposuction fat.
- Another source for biodiesel: liposuction fat
- Could the liposuction-fat-to-biodiesel business plan be a hoax?