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This exposition seeks to show the benefits of a decentralized and diversified energy model for transportation by examining a small biodiesel cooperative at Western Michigan University. For three years I have maintained the Biodiesel Co-op of Kalamazoo, acting as the executive director. In considering my experience with the co op I have concluded that the local production of renewable energy is an important component of a revised transportation energy portfolio. Using the Biodiesel Co-op of Kalamazoo as a case study, I explore the impacts of diversification within the larger context of the current transportation energy infrastructure.
Tucker, Josephine, "The Biodiesel Co-op of Kalamazoo: A Case Study in the Diversification of U.S. Transportation Energy" (2008). Honors Theses. 1417.
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