Biodiesel and Wood Fuel for Heat

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by Adobestock/highwaystarz

By conserving energy use and taking advantage of renewable sources of heating fuel, you can reduce your need for fossil fuels significantly. Some of these renewable resources include wood and biodiesel, which can be made from animal fats and plant oils such as soy, canola, sunflower and corn.

You’ll find plenty of helpful information in these articles to get you started on a path to fuel independence.


Heat Your Home with Biodiesel by Greg Pahl
Use plant based biodiesel fuel in conjunction with regular heating oil to cut down on air pollution and decrease the amount of fossil fuel used for home heating.


Woodstove Buyer’s Guide by John Gulland
How to pick the right woodstove for your home and enjoy the multiple benefits of this timeless, renewable heat source.

Wood-fired Central Heat by Greg Pahl
The benefits of selecting a wood-burning furnace or boiler to heat a home over a woodstove, including forced-hot-air systems, hyrdonic systems, combination systems, dual units, installation.

A Connoisseurs Guide to Fuelwood by Gail Damerow
How to find the best firewood for heating your home with wood heat, including a heat value chart for hard and soft woods, seasoning the wood, quantity and wood properties.

MOTHER’s Wood-burning Truck by the Mother Earth News Editors
You can use the flammable gaseous by products of burning wood to run your truck with this ingenious invention.