Biofuel: Now With More Birds

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When you hear the word “biofuel,” you probably think of corn, right? Basically, the scientists logged the types of vegetation growing at each site, computed how much biomass (the raw materials of biofuel) could be had from it, and tracked the numbers and species of nesting birds. Grasslands might be a good source of biofuel that’s also easy on the avians. Which means that alternative energy just got a whole lot birdier. News biofuel biomass Dickcissel grasslands

Biofuel Breakthrough? Crude Oil From Algae in 1 Minute!

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Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels by greenwise on December 14, 2010 The biofuels industry has received a lot of attention for the up and coming small companies, many of whom are developing novel technologies to produce bio-based alternatives to gasoline. These are three Big Dawgs to watch as biofuels go commercial.

The Future of Alternative Energy Vehicles

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alternative energy Biofuels hybrid cars alternative fuels solar energy In 2015, two brothers named Cody and Tyler Kor plan to drive across the United States, from New York to San Francisco. Why is that a big deal? The trip is going to be made in a mostly electric 3D printed car. There will also be a small combustion engine fueled by ethanol. How small? […].

Stop the biofuel madness

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We must have gone totally insane to put fuel before food, whether it is corn (maize) being grown for biofuel or miscanthus, or whatever. And the sooner this was being realized the better and the futility of biofuels (and fracking) be abandoned.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels by greenwise on December 14, 2010 The biofuels industry has received a lot of attention for the up and coming small companies, many of whom are developing novel technologies to produce bio-based alternatives to gasoline. These are three Big Dawgs to watch as biofuels go commercial.

Finnair to make longest commercial biofuel flight

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A Finnair flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki next week will be the longest commercial biofuel flight flown anywhere in the world to date. “We Biofuel refers to fuel made from renewable organic raw materials. | Green Travel News |.

Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue | Living.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue by greenwise on March 7, 2011 A column in Biofuels Digest by retired General and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark makes the case that the development of biofuels capability in the USA is important for national security. Biofuels are part of the path to energy independence.

Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Development of Biofuels Is a National Security Issue by greenwise on March 7, 2011 A column in Biofuels Digest by retired General and one-time presidential candidate Wesley Clark makes the case that the development of biofuels capability in the USA is important for national security. Biofuels are part of the path to energy independence.

Shell Ends Algae Biofuel Research

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Algae biofuels have been one of several beacons of hope for those looking to reduce or end our dependence on oil. In fact last year the DOE gave $24 million to a partnership between Shell Oil and HR Biopetroleum for reseach in algae biofuels. With a major player like Shell deeming algae-based biofuels a dead-end, does that mean that the algae biofuel dream is dead? Bio Fuel algae biofuel alternative fuel bio fuel biofuel Department of Energy DOE Shell

Biofuels Best Supporting Argument

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Best Supporting Argument by greenwise on December 21, 2010 Biofuels development has been supported by a number of groups with different interests and agendas. Environmentalists support biofuels that offer a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels: Top 10 Predictions for 2011 by greenwise on January 24, 2011 Biofuels Digest released its top 10 predictions for the biofuels industry for 2011. As the leading biofuels online publisher, this is becoming an annual feature. Read the entire list of biofuels industry predictions here.

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Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher by greenwise on February 22, 2011 Biofuels are produced in the USA largely from corn. Although weather and other factors have an impact on corn prices, there is no doubt that demand for corn as a source for sugar to supply biofuels production is a significant factor driving the cost of corn higher.

Alternatives to Plastic

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Alternatives to Plastic. Bagasse – the pulp left over when juice is extracted from sugarcane or beets – is used for a variety of purposes including as a biofuel. Recycled Aluminum Water Bottle: Topo Trail Map.

Univerve’s Algae to Biofuel Your Car

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GreenFuel, a US algae-to-biofuel business founded by Israeli Isaac Berzin more than 10 years ago, most likely failed because it was a bit ahead of the zeitgeist. He points out that biofuels are good alternatives to fossil fuels for the short and long term.

Debunking the ‘Green’ Biofuel Myth

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Is biofuel from the Jatropha tree- which Jordan is experimenting with- really as green and sustainable as we think? In the end, it seemed illogical to use up resources (water, land space) to produce fuel for cars which could be used to grow food and I argued against biofuels.

Eco Wave Power Alternative Energy Source

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The use of alternative energy is imperative if we wish to slow down and reverse the environmental damage caused by traditional fuel sources. Alternative energy refers to energy derived from sources other than petroleum and other such fossil fuels.

Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

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Finding a viable alternative energy source to create low cost bio energy may be closer than we think. Another alternative energy source, comes from a “product” usually discarded as a waste substance: urine.

Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher | Living Green and.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher by greenwise on February 22, 2011 Biofuels are produced in the USA largely from corn. Although weather and other factors have an impact on corn prices, there is no doubt that demand for corn as a source for sugar to supply biofuels production is a significant factor driving the cost of corn higher.

Biofuel Farming=Disaster?

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Any biofuel that causes clearing of natural ecosystems is likely to increase global warming," Fargione says. But not all biofuels are alike. As long as there is land conversion, though, biofuels do not diminish carbon dioxide emissions. Biofuels made from sources that do not require land conversion, such as corn stover (the parts of corn plants left over after the ears are harvested), animal waste, damaged trees, algae, and food waste are promising alternatives.

The Imperfect Biofuel Solution

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At first glance, you may think that biofuels provide an ideal answer to fossil fuel use. Types of Biofuels. The industry classifies biofuels into two main types: first-generation or second-generation. Of the two, second-generation biofuels offer a more eco-friendly solution.

Seabiotic’s Algae for Food and Biofuel

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Seambiotic is also working with the National Aviation and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States to develop a commercially feasible biofuel variety from algae that has a higher freezing point that other plant-based biofuels from corn or sugarcane. Seambiotic biofuel.

Origin Oils Algae Should Inspire More Mid East Biofuels

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An alge biofuel farm up close. Developing biofuel from algae is now being worked on in many parts of the world; even in Iran where researchers connected with Shiraz University were able to create bio fuel from algae being grown in a salt lake in the country.

Ethihad Jet Uses Biofuels for Inaugural Home Run

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Etihad Airways operates first biofuel powered delivery flight with Boeing and Sky Energy. The flight was powered by a mix of traditional fuel and plant-based biofuel created from recycled vegetable cooking oil. Under the EU ETS, use of biofuel use exempts airlines from carbon taxation.

Crop Wars: Food versus Biofuels

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In essence, the RFS mandate requires a certain portion of the corn yield to be used in the production of biofuels. Biofuel Issues. Despite the crop wars, biofuels do not make up a significant portion of global transportation fuel. Biofuels also have environmental costs.

Algae Biofuel Closer as NATO and NASA Step Into the Slime

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One day, giant algae biofuel farms like this prototype may help solve world fuel and food needs. Interest in creating biofuels from algae is increasing. ” Algae biofuel farm. Read more on algae based biofuel projects: Seabotic’s Algae for Food and Bio Fuel.

The Failed Promise of Biofuels

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The premise of biofuels offers hope for an alternative fuel that can ease the country’s dependence on petroleum. Anything that can lessen its impact would be welcome, hence, the focus on biofuels. Carbon Dioxide and Biofuels. Nitrous Oxide and Biofuels.

Algae Becoming Biofuel Priority

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The recent discussion on Japan’s flight with biofuel was done in part with algae oil. Alternative Energy Climate Change In Plymouth, England at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, scientists are studying algae in order to combat global warming.

Biofuels Best Supporting Argument | Living Green and Saving Energy

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Best Supporting Argument by greenwise on December 21, 2010 Biofuels development has been supported by a number of groups with different interests and agendas. Environmentalists support biofuels that offer a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Algae Biofuels

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The necessity of developing alternative, renewable fuel sources to prevent a potential energy crisis and alleviate greenhouse gas production has long been recognized.

Biomax to Launch First-ever $40 Million Biofuel Plan in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia and Indian company will erect a biofuel plant based on used cooking oil. Biofuel is coming to Saudi Arabia. The biofuel produced will recycle cooking oil, which will make it “one of the few plants in the world to use this non-food waste feedstock.”

Biofuels a carbon con - study

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A study by environmental charities and groups says that African biofuels will result in up to six times more carbon emissions than fossil fuels. The demand for biofuel in Europe comes partly from the EU targets for 10% of transport to be renewable by 2020. Many European countries plan to meet this target through use of biofuels rather than a depending only on electric vehicle technology.

Qatar Airways Praised for its Natural Gas/Biofuel Push to the Skies

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The President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Roberto Kobeh González said at the recent climate event COP18 in Doha that the project could revolutionize air travel and alternative energy efforts. “We Cheaper flights for all?

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Exxon Mobile Invests In Biofuels

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Exxon Mobile, the largest publicly traded oil company, recently announced an investment in biofuels. is their first such investment in biofuels. Exxon Mobile has decided to invest in biofuels, particularly algae, due to the expected viability of the fuel.

McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

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It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet. “Every day McDonald’s proves that biodiesel is a viable long-term sustainable alternative for the environment.”

How Ethanol Differs From Gasoline

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However, there is an alternative to this fossil fuel. Biofuels How Ethanol Differs From GasolineAs a green-living enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with the environmental effects of traditional gasoline.

Will Israeli cars roll on alternatives by 2025?

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Despite Israel’s dead electric car company Better Place and its venture to create an electric alternative to fossil fuel driven cars, the Israeli government is still interested in weaning most of its cars and other vehicles away from oil by the year 2025.

Oh Nuts, the Downside of Biofuel

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It also carried an entire tank full of a biofuel blend. The blend was comprised of 20% alternative oil from sources like babassu and coconut oil and 80% conventional fuel. Alternative Energy

Renewable Energy: People Like Green Alternatives But Don't Want To.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy: People Like Green Alternatives But Don’t Want To Pay For Them by greenwise on March 15, 2011 A Financial Times / Harris poll taken in late last year in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom confirmed strong support for renewable energy. all in favor of subsidies to promote biofuels development.

Renewable Energy: People Like Green Alternatives But Don't Want To.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Renewable Energy: People Like Green Alternatives But Don’t Want To Pay For Them by greenwise on March 15, 2011 A Financial Times / Harris poll taken in late last year in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom confirmed strong support for renewable energy. all in favor of subsidies to promote biofuels development.

First Navy Trainer Completes Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River

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PATUXENT RIVER, MD, August 2011 : The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.

Scotland Company To Convert Whiskey To Biofuel

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Alternative fuels are growing in popularity as the world faces growing oil prices. Currently biofuels are produced using a variety of sources, including crops and fast-growing plants that would otherwise never be used as crops. Alternative Energy

Why We Are Addicted To Fossil Fuels

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Biofuels offer hope as a replacement. Biofuels alternative energy green technology renewable energy energy content energy density of materials fossil fuelsWhy We Are Addicted To Fossil Fuels, explaining our addition to fossil fuels is easy. They contain a lot of energy.