Alternative Energy

Biofuels

News and Information about Biofuel and Biomass Fuel Technology.

Dec 08, 2016

Biofuels

Biofuels are produced from living organisms or from metabolic by-products (organic or food waste products). In order to be considered a biofuel the fuel must contain over 80 percent renewable materials. It is originally derived from the photosynthesis process and can therefore often be referred to as a solar energy source. There are many pros and cons to using biofuels as an energy source. This page contains articles that explore the many biofuel technologies.

New Hope For Biomass Fuels

New Hope For Biomass Fuels

Biomass fuel is liquid, solid, or gaseous fuel produced by conversion of biomass. They are actually organic materials produced by plants, animals, or microorganisms. Those plants animals or microorganisms

New Way to Convert CO2 into Methanol

New Way to Convert CO2 into Methanol

Scientists are continuously working on to find an alternative to fossil fuels. We are familiar with the side effects of fossil fuels and its impact on environment. Right now

Economical Biodiesel Fuel from Algae

Economical Biodiesel Fuel from Algae

We all want to live in a clean and green world and breathe pollution free air. For this kind of environment we desperately need a fossil fuel free world.

Turning Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

Turning Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

We have been hearing about artificial leaves and artificial trees for energy generation for quite sometime. Our life giver green plants are performing this function called photosynthesis for millions

Eco-Friendly Fuels at I-5 Rest Stops

Eco-Friendly Fuels at I-5 Rest Stops

Common man and policy makers both are increasingly being made aware of the importance of clean and green fuels in near future. The governors of 3 states have come

Trans-America Journey Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

Trans-America Journey Powered by Waste Vegetable Oil

We love to read about different travelers and their adventures, wishing secretly that we could be in their shoes. Here is a young traveler, Stacy Jurich, 2006 graduate of

Hydrogen Fuel From Non-food Sources

Hydrogen Fuel From Non-food Sources

Tomorrow our vehicles may derive power by enzymes. These enzymes may originate from the cellulose of woodchips or grass and instead of emitting poisonous gases they will exhale hydrogen.

Making Bio-based Butanol More Competitive

Making Bio-based Butanol More Competitive

We all want to live in a clean and green environment and leave this planet in a livable condition for future generations. Scientists are continuously trying to find alternative

Woody Biomass Resources

Woody Biomass Resources

Biomass power is the largest source of renewable energy as well as a vital part of the waste management infrastructure. An increasing global awareness about environmental issues is acting

Alternative Fuel in the Aviation Industry

Alternative Fuel in the Aviation Industry

While alternative fuels are being heavily studied for automobiles, we’re now seeing a push from a different direction. The aviation industry has taken an intense interest in the subject,

Thermo-chemical Conversion Technologies for Woody Biomass Utilization

Thermo-chemical Conversion Technologies for Woody Biomass Utilization

There are many ways to generate electricity from biomass using thermo-chemical pathway. These include directly-fired or conventional steam approach, co-firing, pyrolysis and gasification.

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Bacteria Could Power the Future

Bacteria Could Power the Future

Everyday alternative energy scene is garnering bigger and important space in newspapers and industrial lives. People are feeling the need for greener energy and cleaner environment. Some researchers are

Algae Biofuels Of The Future

Algae Biofuels Of The Future

Algae fix the sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy and that too very fast. Scientists want to utilize this quality for alternative fuels. And when it comes to greener

Energy From Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria

Energy From Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria

Today we all are feeling the need of growing green. We have already put the various resources of planet earth on risk and some of the resources will not

Energy From Electrogenic Grass Plants

Energy From Electrogenic Grass Plants

Nicholas Albertini, a physics major from Lawrence University recently came up with an idea for a new renewable energy source. They propose that a plant be developed to generate

Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass

Anaerobic Digestion of Biomass

The generation and disposal of organic waste without adequate treatment result in significant environmental pollution. Besides health concerns for the people in the vicinity of disposal sites, degradation of

Mariah Power – Low Cost Wind Energy

Mariah Power – Low Cost Wind Energy

Wind energy is ‘sustainable energy’, just like solar energy and water power. We already know the benefits of wind energy and why we should opt for it. But currently

Bio-Fuel Market Set to Grow by 1,000%

Bio-Fuel Market Set to Grow by 1,000%

Middle Eastern oil sheiks move over. There’s a new kid on the energy block! Bio-fuel is the new green, completely clean fuel source. It’s also known as “agro-fuel”

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

San Francisco Greasecycle Program

For the past several months the San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) has begun picking up used cooking oil from restaurants and businesses for free in an effort to

Harvesting Hydrogen from Farm Waste

Harvesting Hydrogen from Farm Waste

The National Research Council of Canada’s Biotechnology Research Institute has begun research and development of a process that will extract hydrogen from organic waste materials like fermentable feedstock and

Are Biofuels Marginalizing Rural Women?

Are Biofuels Marginalizing Rural Women?

According to a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the recent and rapid increase in large-scale liquid biofuel production in third world countries could

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

With food-related riots erupting in many poor countries the debate surrounding biofuels have heated up again. How viable are they, considering numerous other options easily available to developed as

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol producers are considering whether a dedicated pipeline might be the best method for transporting the fuel. The ethanol industry is currently reliant upon traditional transport methods, such as

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Would you believe there exists a company that offers rental cars which are entirely powered by biodiesel? In support of their mission statement to be the “greenest” and “best”

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

A recent US study released on November 13, 2007, warns that some alternative fuels can cause more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuel polluters like diesel or petrol.

Biotechonomy: Can We Grow Energy?

Biotechonomy: Can We Grow Energy?

Today’s TED Talk is brought to us by Juan Enriquez, chair and CEO of Biotechonomy, and an authority on economics and the political impact of science. Enriquez proposes that

Sugar Cane Ethanol Hits Hollywood

Sugar Cane Ethanol Hits Hollywood

The most recent episode of CBS’ new Tuesday-night drama, CANE, was themed by the plans for a Florida-based sugarcane ethanol refinery. Lead character Alex (Jimmy Smits) had recently taken

E85 Health Report Disputed

E85 Health Report Disputed

Phil Lampert, Executive Director of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, responds to a recent health report about the potential health and pollution risks of e85 ethanol. The report warns of

Biofuels Markets Americas 2007

Biofuels Markets Americas 2007

Green Power Conferences
will be hosting the Biofuels Markets Americas conference on April 3rd and 4th, 2007 at the Sofitel Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biofuels Markets Americas is part

Biodiesel banned in Texas

Biodiesel banned in Texas

Come December 31st, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is set to effectively ban biodiesel in the state’s largest markets. The problem, they say, lies with the fuel’s nitrogen