Butter has a heating value approaching coal (30 MJ/kg). But the real question is how much energy is spent obtaining a kg of butter? Net gain or loss?
Ron Bishop, P.E.
Solid Waste Professional Engineer
Alachua County Public Works Department
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Subject: Butter could power diesel vehicles
We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make
biofuels a feasible and economically viable commodity. This
article explores the possibility of using butter as a biodiesel
fuel source. This novel idea that takes the butter fat and
converts it into the fatty acid esters that constitute biofuels
may help us reach our 2022 goal of producing 36 billion gallons of