biodiesel

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biodiesel

An alternative fuel for internal combustion engines, which is produced from soybean, rapeseed, corn and other plant oils, as well as animal fats.

Pros
Fewer sulphur fumes, particulate matter,and carcinogens when subjected to internal combustion than petroleum-based fuels.
 
Cons
Unlikely to replace petroleum products given the potential demand; high costs of producing biodiesel from food crops.
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Even if those were magically liberated from whatever form of Foucaultian bio-power may heteronomously control them, they would still be in the grip of the Anthropocenic geo-power that frames their interplay, as they themselves exercise it.
12) The dissolution of the anthropomorphic body, a new psychological language of space and time, (13) and the rise of a single productivist metaphysics determined the formation of new discursive practices and the transition from the repressive hypothesis to bio-power (Foucault, Security, Territory, Population).
Foucault develops the concept of Bio-power in his first four lectures delivered at College de France from 1975 to 1976.
The overall picture with the new Saab 9-3 range is one of bold, more assertive, looks, and the all-wheel drive and more powerful diesel is joined by petrol and Bio-Power flex-fuel engines.
Mr Beith has joined 23 other Liberal Democrat MPs in putting his name to a House of Commons motion calling for more support for Bio-Power, an organisation fighting for cooking oil to be permitted as a fuel.
It is a unique way to connect Nietzsche's thoughts on interpretation to poststructuralism and concepts of the body-as-resistance, bio-power, and "bodies without organs" coming from Foucault and Deleuze.
However, the Foucaultian rhetoric of bio-power is finally somewhat misleading.
Now Finland's pulp, paper and saw-milling industries supply 70 percent of their own energy through bio-power (ie, burning bark, sawdust and off-cuts to make electricity in a smoke-free way).
In their introduction, the editors state, "This book is about bio-power and its relationship to authoritative knowledge systems.
6), taking her cue from Foucault's influential theorisation of bio-power.
The essays written in the 1990s show the influence of reading Foucault's perspective on the transference from sovereign power to bio-power which Harris sees manifested in land policy in the Lower Mainland and throughout British Columbia.
Both bio-politics and bio-power continue to mold reality construction today.