Biofuels 101: Biofuels from Generation to Generation

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What is the difference between a first generation biofuel and a third generation biofuel? Biofuels reduce fossil fuels renewable energy sustainability algae biofuel biofuel production first generation biofuel second generation biofuel third generation biofuelThe answer lies in teh maturity of the technology.

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. They also have the necessary ingredients to be credible commercializers of biofuels.

Biofuels made from trash could power 16% of Europe’s road vehicles

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According to a study by a group backed by BA, Novozymes, WWF, and Virgin Airways, biofuels made from waste and trash could replace 16% of the current fuel for cars and trucks. Biofuels carbon footprint biofuels from waste biofuels production The reports provides an impressive projection. Europeans generate 900 million tonnes of waste paper, food, wood and plant material each year, about a quarter […].

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. News biofuel biomass Dickcissel grasslands But other types of plant matter can power our vehicles and our homes.

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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. They also have the necessary ingredients to be credible commercializers of biofuels.

The skeptical environmentalist on biofuels

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Government support of rapid growth in biofuel production has contributed to disarray in food production. Indeed, as a result of official policy in the United States and Europe, including aggressive production targets, biofuel consumed more than 6.5

United Airlines accelerates aviation biofuels

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The air carrier has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), whose objective is to accelerate the development and commercialization of aviation biofuels. United Airlines accelerates aviation biofuels is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Airlines aviation biofuel Green Travel News ReutersUnited Airlines’ commitment to the friendly skies is soaring to new heights.

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. Furthermore, aside from using valuable farm land, or in the case of palm oil for bio-diesel destroying the rainforests of Asia, biofuels will do nothing whatsoever to reduce carbon emissions and pollution, it is just a change from fossil fuel to another one to be burned in combustion engines.

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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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. The plants used in the production of biofuel absorb carbon dioxide, which is released back into the atmosphere when the biofuel combusts. Finnair says it will accept for regular use only a biofuel that is socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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. Hoping to reach the market when the product and timing is right, the young Israeli company Univerve plans to turn algae — the green slimy microorganisms you skim from ponds and pools — into the perfect third-generation biofuel. He points out that biofuels are good alternatives to fossil fuels for the short and long term.

First transatlantic biofuel flight is powered by camelina

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A Gulfstream G450 is the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe using biofuel. The biofuel is derived from camelina, a “dedicated energy crop&# that does not compete in the food chain. First transatlantic biofuel flight is powered by camelina is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Airlines News aviation biofuel biofuel camelina Honeywell| Green Travel News |. Camelina: a hardy annual that's 40% oil.

Nobel Prize Plant Scientist Outspoken Against Biofuel Effiency

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We like to report on about various ways to produce biofuels from plant and other organic substances. These substances have ranged from using “turd timber” to produce biofuel from human and animal excrement to growing algae on large hydroponic farms to create biofuels that will power anything from glitzy high priced gold sports cars. Biofuels have also been lauded for use in fuel for fleets of commercial airlines in the Unite Arab Emirates and beyond.

Piedmont Biofuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

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Used cooking oil plant latest in biofuel entities to earn RSB sustainability certification McLean, VA, March 2013 : The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased to announce that Piedmont Biofuels has earned the RSB sustainability certification.

Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

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Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel. A sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria has identified a new low-cost catalyst which can generate biofuel by breaking down plastic waste. Jatropha plants for biofuel.

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. Theoretically, an algae pond could produce 30 times more feedstock for biofuel than the land-based crop alternatives. Seambiotic biofuel. Biofuel from smokestack emissions: an Israeli innovation.

Biofuels: The ins and outs

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Broadly speaking, a biofuel is any plant or animal material that can be used as a source of energy. In fact, biofuel can be created from any carbon source that is easy to replenish, i.e. plants. Biofuels can come in solid, liquid, or gas form – while you may think of ethanol or biodiesel when you hear biofuel, it would be just as correct to think of wood, perhaps the most popular biofuel for the last millennia. Why use biofuel?

Is the Middle East Buying into Disastrous Biofuels?

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The Jatropha plant may produce bio-diesel for cars but, like other biofuels, it also leads to a rise in food prices due to competition for land space. But are biofuels really the solution to the Mideast’s dependency on gas and oil?

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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UniVerve Chooses Microalgae For Award-Winning Biofuel Business

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Among the 12 competition finalists, was UniVerve, an Israeli biofuel company that specializes in using microalgae to create oil. UniVerve has gained international recognition for its microalgae technology , including at an apperance this March at the World Biofuels Markets , which can succesfully produce bio-oil from third generation biomass. But many in the cleantech business think algae-based biofuels are years from being mass-produced.

Palm oil biofuels push up global food prices

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Remember ten and 15 years ago when everyone was talking about investing in biofuels? Scientists like Helmut were against the efficiency claims … While we love the idea of renewable energy crops for palm oil and sugarcane used in ethanol and biofuels have pushed out food producers, causing an alarming shift to rising costs for food. While we might not feel it in the price of a falafel or hummus, biofuels threaten those people already food insecure.

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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. Etihad Airways from the United Arab Emirates scores a double play in the Green World Series: Becoming both the first airline to fly on biofuel directly from the factory and the first biofuel-flying Gulf carrier. The flight was powered by a mix of traditional fuel and plant-based biofuel created from recycled vegetable cooking oil.

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. The problem is that the focus has been on first-generation biofuels by both the United States and the EU. Problems with Biofuels.

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. The use of corn as a biofuel encourages monocultures of grain as well as the use of genetically modified (GMO) seedstock. Biofuels also have environmental costs. Environment biofuels drought food crisis

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.

Caffé Nero reports coffee-waste-to-biofuel success, plans expansion

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Italian-style coffee shop chain Caffé Nero is looking to extend an innovative coffee-to-biofuel recycling scheme beyond greater London after a successful partnership with recycling company First Mile and technology firm Bio-Bean. These sacks are collected by First Mile every evening and passed onto Bio-Bean for processing into advanced biofuels.

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. We’ve covered Isaac Berzin from GreenFuel who rejuvenated NASA’s original idea; then there is Iran creating biofuel from algae (they didn’t answer our emails though); and S eambotic an Israel company launching a commercial algae farm in the USA to grow algae for use in both biofuel and food products.

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. Read more on turning algae into biofuel: Algae Biofuels to Send Astronauts Into Space? With So Much Natural Gas, is Biofuel a Viable Mideast Fuel Option? Iran Creates Biofuel From Algae.

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. The production of biofuels necessitates the release of carbon dioxide emissions. There is also the processing of biofuels, all of which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Nitrous Oxide and Biofuels.

Chaim Weizmann’s Fermentation Invention Used for Biofuel Production in USA

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His process of Acetone Butanol Ethanol (ABE) fermentation helped produce explosives for World War I and now a team of chemical engineers at UC Berkley are close to perfecting his process for the efficient production of biofuels. Then a catalyst developed by Dean Toste converts this mixture into a high-energy biofuel. ” California is expected to be the first niche market to use this new biofuel, although it would likely take about ten years to go to market.

Industrial Hemp for Biofuels.

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But some biofuel crops have bad environmental effects : they use too much water, displace people and create more emissions than they save. This article is originally from The Conversation and can be found here. It has been written by Thomas Prade. Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change.

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The ethics of biofuels - The hard questions remain unanswered

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School of Public Policy paper asks hard questions about biofuel production CALGARY, Canada - In the world-wide race to develop energy sources that are seen as "green" because they are renewable and less GHG intensive, sometimes the most basic questions remain unanswered.

Algae Biofuels

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But to truly meet the world's fuel needs, researchers must come up with a way to produce as much biofuel as possible in the smallest amount Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have assembled the draft genome of a marine algae sequence to aid scientists across the US in a project that aims to discover the best algae species for producing biodiesel fuel.

Biofuels potential harm to biodiversity. A European report and recommendation

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Biofuels and their invasive potential is a problem being address worldwide. The Recommendation, warns that some biofuel crops may invade areas outside cultivated fields, and in so doing may impact on native biodiversity.

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