Efficient Diesel Motorcycle Created

Star Twin, a company in Holland, has designed and built a motorcycle with a turbocharged, direct injection diesel engine. There’s potential for biodiesel here, and reportedly the bike gets 150MPG. It’s called the “Thunder Star 1200 TDI Sportbike”. KneeSlider tells us that Star Twin started with a three cylinder diesel engine from the VW Lupo, […]

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“Biodiesel”: Book Review

Greg Pahl has just released a new book about Biodiesel. Pahl is the author of the informative book Natural Home Heating, which we featured previously. We like biodiesel because it a renewable fuel that can replace conventional diesel worldwide without the need for massive infrastructure change. Here is a review of the book: After setting […]

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(Bio)Diesel Vehicles

Diesel vehicles are meta-efficient when run with Biodiesel fuel. Some cars are listed as "TDIs", meaning they have a Turbo-Charge Direct Injection Engine — these cars can also be run on Biodiesel. Diesel engines are fuel-efficient, for example VW Jetta TDIs get around 47 mpg. Earlier diesel cars, produced in the 1960s and 1970s were […]

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