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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

The Growing Market for Biodiesel and Bio Oils

The Growing Market for Biodiesel and Bio Oils

Jul 13, 2011 at 07:51 | Brian Westenhaus

Today biodiesel is made by the batch, a naturally less efficient way for processes to run.  A continuous process would be less expensive to run, easier to manage and need…

Fuels from the Sea: Micro-Algae and Macro-Algae

Fuels from the Sea: Micro-Algae and Macro-Algae

Jul 07, 2011 at 07:52 | Al Fin

Marine ecosystems are an untapped resource that account for over 50% of global biomass and seaweeds themselves are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast growing terrestrial…

Biofuels Could be the Savior of Sub-Saharan Africa

Biofuels Could be the Savior of Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 30, 2011 at 08:18 | Al Fin

800 million people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and a third of them don’t have enough food. By 2050, an estimated 1.95 billion people will be trying to live off the…

Aviation Biofuels About to Take Off

Aviation Biofuels About to Take Off

Jun 20, 2011 at 07:41 | John Daly

An extraordinary convergence of recent events seems poised shortly to make aviation biofuels the belle of the investor’s ball. The first is that on 8 June the follows the international…

Shell's $12 Billion Brazilian Biofuel Venture

Shell's $12 Billion Brazilian Biofuel Venture

Jun 09, 2011 at 08:17 | Graham Cooper

Shell has combined forces with Brazilian ethanol company Cosan and launched a $12 billion joint venture, named Raizen, in one of the biggest biofuel deals to date. Plans for the…

Brazilian Government Investing $22 Billion in Sugarcane and Ethanol Production

Brazilian Government Investing $22 Billion in Sugarcane and Ethanol Production

Jun 08, 2011 at 07:43 | EcoSeed

Brazil's government unveiled new financing and other incentives for sugarcane ethanol production on Monday, vowing to work closely with the private sector to boost production in an industry that has…

Biofuels About to Take Off - Just Not Yet

Biofuels About to Take Off - Just Not Yet

Jun 01, 2011 at 20:13 | John Daly

Investors looking for the next big thing after a hydrocarbon economy have a panoply of options, from solar to wind, as well as biofuels. In terms of quickly ramping…

Which Biofuels are the Worst Emission Offenders

Which Biofuels are the Worst Emission Offenders

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:19 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Not all biofuels are "green" according to where the crops from which they are derived are grown. The worst offenders are palm oils which may have ten times the carbon…

US Airforce Speak Out Against Biofuel Use: 10 Times the Cost of Current Jet Fuel

US Airforce Speak Out Against Biofuel Use: 10 Times the Cost of Current Jet Fuel

May 27, 2011 at 07:54 | Robert Rapier

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article called Is Camelina the Next Jatropha? If you recall, a few years ago jatropha was all the rage. It could…

Obama Orders 100% Alternative Fuels in Government by 2015

Obama Orders 100% Alternative Fuels in Government by 2015

May 27, 2011 at 07:38 | Biofuels Digest

In Washington, President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Memorandum that all federal car fleets must buy only 100% alternative fuel vehicles by the end of 2015. The memo included…


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