A device associated with the loading and unloading of fuel that reports the grounding status of the operation. Safe operation of the loading and unloading requires that the truck and/or railcar be grounded. The monitor can be visual only or it can be made to deactivate/shutdown the entire operation if grounding is lost.

A warming of the Earth and its atmosphere as a result of the thermal trapping of incoming solar radiation by CO2, water vapor, methane, nitrogen oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other gases, both natural and man-made.

A liquid by-product of biodiesel production. Glycerin is used in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, inks, and lubricants.

The theoretical escalation of global temperatures caused by the increase of greenhouse gas emissions in the lower atmosphere.

A unit for measuring alternative fuels so that they can be compared with gasoline on an energy equivalent basis. This is required because the different fuels have different energy densities.

In the United States, gasohol (E10) refers to gasoline that contains 10% ethanol by volume. This term was used in the late 1970s and early 1980s but has been replaced in some areas of the country with E10, super unleaded plus ethanol, or unleaded plus.


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