Friday, September 19, 2008

Overview Report

Members of the VBI google group can view a pdf of the VBI Overview Report here.

First, it begins with a description of the various aspects of the VBI system and biodiesel production. Then it moves to an analysis of the inputs and outputs of biodiesel production and the usage of byproducts. Next, there is a marginal cost analysis for the fuel and discussion of the inherent uncertainties in the calculations. Following that, a description of current biodiesel use on campus and the real world performance of the fuel. The last sections of the report focus on the environmental impact of the facility and system itself and examine the travel of the inputs.

Much of this information will be published on our website soon.