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News Chinese dad tries to show kids how to detonate a methane-filled sewer,...and it's on video
Remember kids, when trying to detonate the methane in the sewer for fun,...use a loooooooong fuze.
News Biogas plant turns hog waste into energy
http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com, Bryan Orchard
Read how the US$17 million, 3.2Mw Blue Mountain biogas power generation plant in Beaver County, Utah, began generating electricity from methane gas via the anaerobic digestion of swine manure.
News Bacteria brews biofuel with potential to replace high-energy rocket fuel
http://www.gizmag.com, By Bob Guntrip
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Department of Energyβs Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium that could yield a new source of high-energy hydrocarbon fuel for rocketry and other aerospace uses.
News Geek Oil: Scientists Manufacture Biofuel from Algae in Minutes
by Warner Todd Huston
A new scientific discovery that takes algae and turns it into crude oil in minutes rather than millions of years could be the end of constant worries over "peak oil."
News What To Consider Around The Renewable Fuel Standard
Congressional hearings [last] week focusing on the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard [brought] together impassioned speakers representing the US biofuel constituency, traditional fossil fuel interests, major food companies and other stakeholders.
News Biodiesel production system- Everything included - $1000 (Leander, TX) in Austin TX Craigslist
Craigslist - Austin, TX
Selling EVERYTHING you need to make biodiesel minus the veggie oil you will need to find from restaurants...
News Biofuels From Waste β
A new enzyme β capable of aiding in the cost-effective conversion of woody-waste into liquid fuel β was recently discovered during research on the tiny marine wood-borers known as βgribbleβ.
News Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us
http://www.biofuelsdigest.com, Jim Lane
Great ideas abound for new feedstocks, and novel infrastructure. We admire so many of them. Jatropha, carinata, switchgrass, sweet sorghum, blender pumps, systems-at-sea. And so much more.
News Is Ethanol a Cost Effective Solution to Climate Change?
John Miller, The Energy Collective
The energy balances show that 0.78 million Btu (MBtu) and 1.13 MBtu of fossil fuels are consumed in the overall WTW lifecycles of corn ethanol and petroleum gasoline respectively (for every 1.0 MBtu of finished motor fuel produced-delivered).
News 4 young people in Africa design generator that runs on urine
uh... yes. that's correct. It is a generator that breaks down the urea, yeilding hydrogen which is then purified and burned.
News Kior βBiocrudeβ Plant a Step toward Advanced Biofuels
http://www.technologyreview.com, Martin LaMonica
A Kior plant in Mississippi will start shipping fuel made from wood chips as planned as it chases large-scale production.
News Artificial Photosynthesis Effort Takes Root
http://www.technologyreview.com, Kevin Bullis
$122 million innovation hub could speed the development of devices for making fuel from water and sunlight.
News Whey to Go: Students Break Land Speed Record With Cheese-Byproduct Biofuel
http://www.wired.com, By Keith Barry
Call it βThe little engine that curd.β Students at Utah State University have broken a land speed record in a car fueled by the waste that remains from cheese making.
News Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods
Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities.
News Corn Exports Shrivel as U.S. Ethanol Demand Grows
http://www.technologyreview.com, Mike Orcutt
As the worldβs biggest exporter of corn diverts more and more of its crop to make fuel, itβs sending less to the global marketplace.
News Sapphire Energy Raises $144 Million for an Algae Farm
http://www.technologyreview.com, By Kevin Bullis
But is the company scaling up its technology too fast? This week, algae-biofuel startup Sapphire Energy announced it has received $144 million in new funding, which brings its total to over $300 million.
News WATCH: Can Pond Scum Save You From $5 Gas?
motherjones.com, By James West and Tim McDonnell
How could the slimy green muck that grows in your aquarium and washes up on the beach be a future cornerstone of American energy independence?
News Custom Made Home Distillation by Reed
Home distillation is a simple process by which you can purify water, distill alcohol, manufacture antiseptics or produce fuel grade ethanol.
News Minister praises plan to heat swimming pool from fires of crematorium
By Rowena Mason
A money-saving plan to heat a swimming pool with energy from the cremation of dead bodies has been backed by a senior Government minister.
News Nano-Engineered Bioconstructs Perform Photosynthesis Faster Than Nature Does
Rebecca Boyle via PopSci.com
Scientists have been trying for a while now to recreate the process of photosynthesis, using sunlight and water to spark chemical reactions.
News Was the BP disaster created in order to turn the Gulf into an algae farm?
"This oil spill, whether sabotage, negligence, accident or design is the perfect way to advance this biofuel agenda. They will sacrifice the Gulf and all who live in or around it for this multi-trillion dollar industry."
News Ozone Improves Biofuel Production Efficiency
he carbohydrates from the lignin. By exposing the plant matter to gaseous ozone, with very little moisture, they are able to produce a carbohydrate-rich solid with no solid or liquid waste.
"This is more efficient because it degrades the lignin v
News Bacterium eats electricity, farts biogas
Bacteria that can convert electricity into methane could help solve one of the biggest problems with renewable energy β its unreliability compared to the steady output of polluting fossil-fuel power stations.