Alternative Energy

Biofuels

News and Information about Biofuel and Biomass Fuel Technology.

Dec 11, 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.

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Modern diesel engine technology has advanced to the point where the advantages of biofuel usage are becoming much greater than the disadvantages. Modern diesel engines produce less noise, smoke or

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite to Ethanol Machine

Mesquite is a deciduous tree, commonly found in Northern Mexico and the United States. Because of its long roots and ability to flourish in dry climates, mesquite trees can be

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

Recycling Waste Vegetable Oil – Easy?

It’s almost too good to be true. Restaurants produce a large amount of waste vegetable oils. Currently they have to sell this grease to oil-recycling companies and are charged a

Ineos to Build Biodiesel Production Plant

Ineos to Build Biodiesel Production Plant

Grangemouth will be a world leader in green fuel production for the 21st century thanks to a new multi-million facility. Petrochemical manufacturer Ineos confirmed this week it is going ahead

Corn Ethanol Boom in Midwestern USA

Corn Ethanol Boom in Midwestern USA

The Corn Ethanol Industry in the Midwestern United States is booming. Corn Farmers are excited about the new revenues being generated by the boom. Steadily increasing gas prices have encouraged

Renewable Energy Prison in Nevada

Renewable Energy Prison in Nevada

APS Energy Services has begun construction on a large-scale renewable energy facility as part of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center‘s plan to generate heat and electricity using forest waste products.

Delaware Biodiesel Refinery Opens

Delaware Biodiesel Refinery Opens

Dozens of government and business leaders turned out Friday for a ceremonial opening at Delaware’s first commercial bio-fuels plant, a soybean oil-to-diesel factory in Clayton that could reach full production

Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass

Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass

One of the barriers to the production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass is the toughness of the cellulosic structure, and its resistance to chemical and enzymatic hydrolysis and insolubility in