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.

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.

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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 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.

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 Honeywell -operated aircraft touched down safely in Paris on a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel powering one of the aircraft’s engines.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

First Navy Trainer Completes Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River

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24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. My congratulations to the Navy fuels team here at NAVAIR for playing an instrumental role in proving the viability of biofuels to power naval aircraft.”

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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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.

Biofuel White List Could Cut Risk of Invasive Weeds

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It is simultaneously eligible for biofuel subsidies and a target of biological control efforts. Starting with a list of 120 possible biofuel crops, they ended up with about 25 non-natives and 24 natives that they could recommend with confidence.

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.

Mangroves- A Non Edible Biofuel in Peril

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The skyrocketing prices of petroleum products results in the depletion of non renewable energy sources and the continued investigation and use of renewable and Innovation results. The escalating and inelastic demand for energy to fuel economic activities exerts pressures on its limited supply.

Alaska Air to fly 75 commercial flights on fry oil

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A new era in American aviation begins this week, as Alaska Airlines flies the first of 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by biofuel. Two maiden biofuel-powered flights will leave Seattle on November 9 for Washington, D.C. | Green Travel News |.

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Bill Clinton tells Brazil “Biofuels produced at the expense of tropical forests are no victory”

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Bill Clinton said at the Ethanol Summit 2009 with reference to Brazil that being a world leader in ethanol production is no victory if it is coupled with escalating carbon emissions from deforestation President Clinton was quoted at saying: “What people are worried about Brazil is not whether you have the most efficient biofuel in the world.everybody knows that is true.

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Aviation fuel from nonedible plant soars

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S everal airlines have now successfully tested biofuel made from the little known, non-edible plant Jatropha. The Yale study projected greenhouse gas reductions of up to 60% from Jatropha-based fuel compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. Airlines News Air New Zealand aviation biofuel biofuel Boeing Continental Airlines Interjet Japan Airlines Jatropha Mission NewEnergy Limited TAM Airlines| Green Travel News |.

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It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

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OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? The IPCC was quite diplomatic in its discussion, saying “Biofuels have direct, fuel‐cycle GHG emissions that are typically 30–90% lower than those for gasoline or diesel fuels.

Follow the bouncing ball of ethanol policy

Environmental Economics

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.

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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Possible lignin use for cancer treatment can reduce cost of biofuel production

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UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer. Using its biorefineries in creating nanotubes can reduce the cost of producing biofuel. It will reduce most importantly, the price of the biofuel making it more competitive with fuel based on petroleum.

Bioplastic from biomass set to reduce our dependency on oil

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Biofuels. Petroleum is an ingredient used in many modern products ranging from pharmaceuticals to plastics. Once the sources of petroleum have been exhausted, how are we going to produce the petroleum based products to meet our demands? Petroleum contains many carcinogenic and other harmful components that make it unsafe to work with unless it is properly cleansed. Methyl ketones from glucose converted into biofuel. Please login. Sign In.

Wood Might Not Be So Green After All

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The intention is to support alternative energy sources and to establish non-petroleum processing systems. The government’s 2010-2011 goal is to create biofuels to replace 500 million litres of crude oil. Alternative Energy Environment biofuel cellulosic ethanol

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Piezoelectric energy can potentially replace batteries in future

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Environmental Appreciation – 8 Fun Facts about Algae

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Algae-based fuel is being called the biofuel of the future – many species of algae can eradicate the use of highly polluting fossil fuel. Additionally, algae-based plastics are being manufactured as a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based plastic.

Eco Wave Power Alternative Energy Source

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

When is Biodiesel, Not Biodiesel? When You’re Being Conned!

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Blended biofuels are often inaccurately labeled, that is the claim in a study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ” The organization took samples of blended biofuels from smaller retailers and discovered that some blends contained less than the advertised percentage of biofuel.

What Does It Take To Create 1 Million BTUs?

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Biofuels such as butanol will be more comparable to gasoline in energy content. If the cost can be brought down to the same level as gasoline, significant displacement of petroleum derived transportation fuel will take place. Tagged as: 1 million BTUs , Biofuels , energy content Leave a Comment { 3 trackbacks } Tweets that mention What Does It Take To Create 1 Million BTUs?

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What Does It Take To Create 1 Million BTUs? | Living Green and.

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Biofuels such as butanol will be more comparable to gasoline in energy content. If the cost can be brought down to the same level as gasoline, significant displacement of petroleum derived transportation fuel will take place. Tagged as: 1 million BTUs , Biofuels , energy content Leave a Comment { 3 trackbacks } Tweets that mention What Does It Take To Create 1 Million BTUs?

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Going Green at Christmas: What is Greener, A Real or Fake.

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For artificial trees, the negative is that most are produced largely from petroleum-derived materials. Over 10-20 years, this can add up to an amount that outweighs the petroleum-based input into manufacturing. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Going Green at Christmas: What is Greener, A Real or Fake Christmas Tree?

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Could Biomass Fuel Landgrabs?

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Yes, according to a report published at the end of August which outlines a predicted rise of biomass demand by as much as 600 percent to accommodate various nations’ needs for biofuel to replace petroleum-based fossil fuels.

Alternatives to Plastic

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Bagasse – the pulp left over when juice is extracted from sugarcane or beets – is used for a variety of purposes including as a biofuel. PLA or CPLA are made from corn instead of petroleum while taterware is a similar material made from potato starch. Alternatives to Plastic.

"The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax"

Environmental Economics

Here is the abstract to the paper : The United States has adopted fuel economy standards that require increases in the on-road efficiency of new passenger vehicles, with the goal of reducing petroleum use and (more recently) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This analysis underscores the potentially large costs of a fuel economy standard relative to alternative policies aimed at reducing petroleum use and GHG emissions. Valerie J.

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green

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The chemicals used to produce the bottles are largely derived from petroleum, and some of those can leach into the water causing low-level contamination. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green by greenwise on January 12, 2011 I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result.

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Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green.

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The chemicals used to produce the bottles are largely derived from petroleum, and some of those can leach into the water causing low-level contamination. Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Living Green and Healthy: 5 Health Benefits from Going Green by greenwise on January 12, 2011 I spend a fair amount of time on Living Green and Saving Energy describing how to go green and save money as a result.

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Energy By the Numbers: What Energy Numbers Say About How To Go Green

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The transportation sector is almost ready for larger impacts from renewable energy in the form of biofuels. Currently, even with all the development in biofuels, transportation needs are still overwhelmingly met by petroleum. This needs to change, with biofuels making much larger contributions over the coming decade.

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Energy By the Numbers: What Energy Numbers Say About How To Go.

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The transportation sector is almost ready for larger impacts from renewable energy in the form of biofuels. Currently, even with all the development in biofuels, transportation needs are still overwhelmingly met by petroleum. This needs to change, with biofuels making much larger contributions over the coming decade.

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Department of Navy Recognized as Energy Leader by Industry Experts

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus issued amplifying and visionary energy goals that will transform Navy energy use over the next ten years, moving the Navy from a vulnerable and unsustainable petroleum-based energy strategy to the widespread use of alternative/renewable fuels for ships and aircraft.

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16-year-old Turkish Teen Makes Bioplastic from Banana Peels

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Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from Egypt made biofuel from plastic , and Arab and Jewish kids are working together on an algae project , but none have been as well rewarded as this 16-year-old from Istanbul. Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Teenager from Alexandria.

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Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately | Living.

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Bottled water is wasteful (about 80% of these petroleum-derived plastic bottles wind up in landfills) and expensive (it costs more than 100-fold what you pay for tap water).

Green Living Tips That Will Save You Money Immediately

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Bottled water is wasteful (about 80% of these petroleum-derived plastic bottles wind up in landfills) and expensive (it costs more than 100-fold what you pay for tap water).