Saturday, May 3, 2008

Golden Green Power

This is my belated offering of numbers for theme day. These Mason jars do not hold moonshine, no siree. The liquid in question is biodiesel. B20 is a blend of 20% biodiesel (organically derived from soybean oil, microalgae, or used vegetable oil) and conventional diesel (petroleum-derived). B100 is 100% biodiesel. Please do not be alarmed by the unfortunately worded sign behind the jars. All they really mean to say is biodiesel is growing in use in East Tennessee. This display was part of a "green power" fair held yesterday in the Krutch Park Extension sponsored by our local utilities provider, Knoxville Utilities Board.


Sailor Girl said...

The things we learn at the internet! I'm amazed! Thanks for the information and the great post!

Clueless in boston said...

When I first saw the picture on the portal I thought it looked like a specimen you'd leave at the doctor's office:)

Strangetastes said...

Hey, you're a fast winner on my quiz. If you would like to, pick any photo from my blog, email me an address and I'll send you a print.

You have an interesting post today. There is a growing body of opinion that biofuels, particularly those made from corn, are a really bad idea in the long run, contributing to world-wide high food prices and shortages.

Chuck Pefley said...

hmm, I'm likely to see something like those today as I'm participating in similar event here in Seattle.

Yes, the wording in the background is unfortunate.

Small City Scenes said...

I first thought UA also. lol MB

Knoxville Girl said...

Sailor Girl - Thanks, and I'm going to see if I can find a copy of that lovely music on your blog for my collection.

Clueless in Boston - LOL! That would be a mighty big specimen!

Strangetastes - Coolcoolcooll! I hardly ever win contests! How will I choose amongst all your fab photos?! Also, I agree with you about the corn; an E TN organization just got a huge grant to develop biodiesel from switchgrass instead of corn.

Chuck - thanks for visiting. I think the Seattle fair will be most interesting.

MB - So did I when I first posted; great minds think alike, lol.