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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Biofuels Stepping up to Replace Petroleum in Plastic & Chemicals Manufacturing

Biofuels Stepping up to Replace Petroleum in Plastic & Chemicals Manufacturing

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:24 | Al Fin

As the price of petroleum edges up in fits and starts, booms and busts, substitution products are coming on board to replace petroleum in many uses -- including fuels, plastics,…

Ethanol Usage now Exceeding Feed Usage from Corn

Ethanol Usage now Exceeding Feed Usage from Corn

Jul 28, 2011 at 08:06 | EcoSeed

The latest report of the United States’ Department of Agriculture showed that the largest volume of corn produced this year is going to be used for ethanol production. According to…

Biofuels Potential to Transform the Global Economy

Biofuels Potential to Transform the Global Economy

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:41 | John Daly

Slowly but surely, an extraordinarily important new industry is slowly taking shape, with the potential to transform the global economy. After years of existing largely as an environmentalist's fantasy,…

Are U.S. Ethanol Subsidies Coming to an End?

Are U.S. Ethanol Subsidies Coming to an End?

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:19 | Stuart Burns

One can describe the corn market as distorted since subsidies began under the Carter administration back in the 1980’s. Arguably, however this decade has seen the most severe distortion with…

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…


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