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News Biofuels From Waste
A new enzyme capable of aiding in the cost-effective conversion of woody-waste into liquid fuel was recently discovered during research on the tiny marine wood-borers known as gribble.
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 Biocrude 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 The little engine that curd. 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 worlds biggest exporter of corn diverts more and more of its crop to make fuel, its 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 its unreliability compared to the steady output of polluting fossil-fuel power stations.
News Shrimp Farm Turns to Biofuel Producer
An Arizona shrimp farmer has emptied the crustaceans from some of his ponds and filled them instead with algae to turn to biofuel.
Headlines: Shrimp Farm Turns to Biofuel Producer -- Bacterium eats electricity, farts biogas -- Ozone Improves Biofuel Production Efficiency -- Was the BP disaster created in order to turn the Gulf into an algae farm? -- Record Food Prices Linked to Biofuels -- Nano-Engineered Bioconstructs Perform Photosynthesis Faster Than Nature Does -- Minister praises plan to heat swimming pool from fires of crematorium -- Custom Made Home Distillation by Reed -- WATCH: Can Pond Scum Save You From $5 Gas? -- Sapphire Energy Raises $144 Million for an Algae Farm -- NASA Wants to Launch Floating Algae Farms -- Why Amyris Is Giving Up on Biodiesel, For Now -- Corn Exports Shrivel as U.S. Ethanol Demand Grows -- Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods -- Whey to Go: Students Break Land Speed Record With Cheese-Byproduct Biofuel -- Artificial Photosynthesis Effort Takes Root -- Kior Biocrude Plant a Step toward Advanced Biofuels -- 4 young people in Africa design generator that runs on urine -- Is Ethanol a Cost Effective Solution to Climate Change? -- 05-02-13 -- Steve Meunier - Dwaine Halberg, Daniel Sackett - (Video & MP3 LOADED) -- Growing Diesel -- Frugal Fuels: Top 12 ways to transform biofuels using materials already around us -- Biofuels From Waste --