How Ethanol Differs From Gasoline

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Domestically produced, ethanol is a […]. Biofuels How Ethanol Differs From GasolineAs a green-living enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with the environmental effects of traditional gasoline.

Ethanol: Myths and Realities

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Follow the bouncing ball of ethanol policy

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The Renewable Fuel Standard was designed to increase the use of clean, renewable biofuels and generate grain demand for farmers. So far, the EPA has cut biofuels demand by 4 billion gallons and reduced demand for corn by 1.4 I'm just going to leave this here.

Stop the biofuel madness

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is said that there is not enough land on which to grow food, and this is, more than likely true, and yet land is being taken out of food production at the same time to satisfy our “need” for gasoline and diesel in the form of bio-ethanol and bio-diesel.

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

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.

Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution, or so we are being told. Ethanol, one of the so-called biofuels, the other is biodiesel, is produced, primarily, especially in the USA, from corn (maize), with biodiesel, mainly, being made from palm oil. And then more fuel, in the form of energy, is required for the processing of the maize into ethanol, followed by yet more fuel to get the ethanol to the filling stations.

Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels | 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 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 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 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. The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks , the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel , is not a new idea.

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.

Daily demand and supply: ethanol (i.e., theory of 17th best)

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" This stuff happens all the time and we need to just get accustomed to it: Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s ethanol plants have stopped production over the past year, in part because the drought that has ravaged much of the nation’s crops pushed commodity prices so high that ethanol has become too expensive to produce. A dip in gasoline consumption has compounded the industry’s problem by reducing the demand for ethanol.

E85 Fuel: Is It Worth Buying?

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Probably not since the mileage is about 30% less than 10% ethanol blends. Biofuels reduce fossil fuels renewable energy biofuel E85 ethanol as a fuelE85 Fuel: Is It Worth Buying?

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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: 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.

HCL Clean Tech Finds Sugar for Ethanol in Mississippi Woods

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But HCL Clean Tech , which offers a process to turn wood chips into biofuel, just received a $100 million bond package from the Mississippi state legislature to build plants in Grenada, Booneville, Hattiesburg and Natchez for products in the cosmetics, pet food, and lubricants industries.

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. For one, sugarcane ethanol, produced in Brazil, stands out to both researchers as the most efficient source studied, in terms of emissions. As long as there is land conversion, though, biofuels do not diminish carbon dioxide emissions.

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. Biofuels have also been lauded for use in fuel for fleets of commercial airlines in the Unite Arab Emirates and beyond. Ethiad Jet Uses Biofuels for Inaugural Home Run.

Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

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Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). Sugarcane ethanol has a verifiable reduction in greenhouse gases of 90% compared to gasoline.

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

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China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. “It makes sense for Beijing to look closely at ethanol.

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.

2 Sides To The Ethanol Food Crisis: What is Ethanol?

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There are two sides to almost every story, even when it comes to the truth about Ethanol. Is Ethanol really greener? What is Ethanol? In short, Ethanol is an alternative fuel derived from plants. According to Yale Global article , “How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor” by C.

Breakthrough Technology Converts CO2 to Ethanol without Biomass

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Producing fuel out of thin air sounds like a pipe dream, but a new process from a biofuel company promises to be able to turn CO2 and sunlight into fuel, bypassing the current need for large amounts of agricultural land and water to produce biomass feedstock. Joule Biotechnologies has announced that it can [.] [ Breakthrough Technology Converts CO2 to Ethanol without Biomass from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol biofuel CO2 diesel fuel Technology

Algae Biofuels

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Various sources have been tried -- corn for ethanol and soybeans for biodiesel, for example. 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

Biofuel production may increase world hunger, claims study

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By Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK, April 2011: A recent study found that biofuel production diverts crops and crop land from food production and increases food prices for impoverished people in developing countries even though biofuels may not solely to blame for rising food prices.

2 Sides To The Ethanol Food Crisis: Fueling the Food Crisis

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Now that you have read What is Ethanol: Part One, you know what Ethanol is and how it is made, but did you know there is an ongoing debate about Ethanol’s part in today food crisis and high prices? Take Ethanol for example, is Ethanol really fueling the Food Crisis?

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

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China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. “It makes sense for Beijing to look closely at ethanol.

New, Less Expensive Method For Producing Ethanol Discovered

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Biofuels are a hot topic when discussing alternative fuel methods. Many nations have biofuels readily available for use in vehicles. Many airlines have also taken to using, or at least experimenting with, biofuels.

Ethanol-Green Fuel or Food Scarcity for the Poor

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In the course of growing concerns about unstable oil supplies and the impact of fossil fuels on global warming, biofuels are receiving increased attention. Putting ethanol instead of gasoline in your tank saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline.

Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First

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Ethanol production has its detractors in those who point out the inefficiencies of the process and the use of agricultural land and water involved, but a new process may help to change some of that. Soaking the kernels of corn before grinding them in ethanol production results in more ethanol and usable [.] [ Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol Biofuels Cereal Chemistry corn fermentation

Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First

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Ethanol production has its detractors in those who point out the inefficiencies of the process and the use of agricultural land and water involved, but a new process may help to change some of that. Soaking the kernels of corn before grinding them in ethanol production results in more ethanol and usable [.] [ Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol Biofuels Cereal Chemistry corn fermentation

Ethanol Production Slows In United States

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Ethanol, once touted as an energy solution, is in overabundance in the United States. Due to the current economic crisis and people driving less, plants are shutting down and refiners are buying less ethanol. However, refiners are now purchasing the minimum amounts of ethanol.

Follow the Crop System Puts Biofuel Refinery in the Fields

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A new biofuel production system, dubbed “Follow the Crop&# , aims to reduce the costs of production and increase the income of small to medium growers by bringing the biorefinery right into the fields. The new system would open the biofuels market to smallholders, who could put marginal lands into biofuel crops without [.] Follow the Crop System Puts Biofuel Refinery in the Fields. Ethanol Producers Concerned About Antibiotic Regulation. Buying Biofuels.

Most biofuels better than oil for greenhouse gases, worse or similar eco-impact otherwise, study finds

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Summing up the findings it reads as follows: Biofuels from deforested areas usually emit more greenhouse gases than fossil fuels. This also applies to indirect land usage changes if existing agricultural land is used for the first time for biofuel production and, as a consequence, forested areas have to be cleared in order to maintain the existing foodstuff or animal feed production. Each (new) biofuel must therefore be examined separately and in detail.

Seaweed Could Be the Biofuel of Tomorrow

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They could be the biofuels of the future. That way, you don’t sacrifice food crops too, something that has been the bugbear of land-based biofuel crops. ” Kelps are also carbohydrate rich and they can be similarly processed into biofuels though fermentation and breakdown.

Ethanol Fuel – The Controversy Behind It

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As oil reserves run out, petrol prices rise and the climate continues to change, people are increasingly looking towards ethanol fuel as a potential solution to all of these problems. Ethanol is more commonly known as the alcohol found in alcoholic drinks.

Israeli Fuel Company Tries Out Gasoline – Methanol Fuel Mixture

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Many gas stations in the US incorporate ethanol into their blends, all the way to fuel made from human and animal “poop” More recently, there’s been biofuel made from recycled McDonald’s fast food cooking oils which flew their UAE fleet vehicles more than 800,000 miles!

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Chernobyl-blighted land to be used for biofuel crops

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Vast tracts of land contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, so it was announced recently, could be used to grow crops for the production of biofuels. Food crops cannot be safely grown on the land, but it is still relatively fertile, making it an obvious candidate for biofuel production. "Firstly, Belarus' agriculture can easily supply the necessary volume of biomass for ethanol production.

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Put a Zebra in Your Tank: A Chemical Crapshoot?

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Processors have made ethanol from cornstarch and sugar for decades, but using food products to make biofuel raises demand for staple commodities like corn and seed oils with disastrous impact to the food chain.

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The Future of Alternative Energy Vehicles

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There will also be a small combustion engine fueled by ethanol. 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. How small? […].