Category Archives: Biofuels

From Crankcase to Gas Tank: New Microwave Method Converts Used Motor Oil Into Fuel

Read the full story from the American Chemical Society. That dirty motor oil that comes out of your car or truck engine during oil changes could end up in your fuel tank, according to a report presented here today at … Continue reading

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Multi-university program looking for bioenergy teachers

Read the full story in Biorefining Magazine. The Northeast Bioenergy & Bioproducts program is looking for people who are excited about the possibilities of biofuels and bioproducts. Through a collaboration of six universities, the program seeks teachers and interns who … Continue reading

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Pennycress energy crop developments show real progress

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. As a dedicated energy crop, some might describe field pennycress as that old, clichéd saying, “too good to be true,” but companies such as Arvens Technology and Alion Science and Technology assert they … Continue reading

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USDA seeks applications for renewable energy funding

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 14 that USDA is seeking applications to increase the production and use of renewable energy sources. Funding is available from three USDA Rural Development renewable energy … Continue reading

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Legislation would alter biodiesel tax credit

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tim Johnson, D-S.D., introduced the Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies Act March 10. According to information released by Klobuchar’s office, the bill, known as … Continue reading

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Analysis, Sustainability, Feedstock, and Algae Peer Review Webinars, April 4–8, 2011

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Biomass Program is hosting a series of webinars associated with its biennial Peer Review of Analysis, Sustainability, Feedstocks, and Algae Platforms. These Peer Review meetings are open to the public and will provide interested … Continue reading

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Environmental implications of sugarcane bioethanol

Read the full story in Renewable Energy Focus. Biofuels produced from crop biomass has long been seen as an environmentally sustainable source of renewable energy, but a study now questions whether the potential climate benefit of sugarcane ethanol is diminished … Continue reading

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Algae-based Fuel Takes Off With Qantas

Read the full post at Triple Pundit. Those of us who consider the convenience of air travel an indispensable part of our work lives, but feel guilty about the level of greenhouse gas emissions involved, keep hoping for some kind … Continue reading

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The Green Machine: Algae Clean Wastewater, Convert to Biodiesel

Read the press release from Rochester Institute of Technology. Let algae do the dirty work. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly “green” because algae consume nitrates and phosphates … Continue reading

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New Lignin ‘Lite’ Switchgrass Boosts Biofuel Yield by More than One-Third

Read the press release. Bioethanol from new lines of native perennial prairie grass could become less costly because of plant engineering by The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and fermentation research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a paper published in … Continue reading

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