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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Are Ethanol Subsidies on the Way Out?

Are Ethanol Subsidies on the Way Out?

May 19, 2011 at 07:33 | Ed Dolan

As recently as last December, the coalition backing U.S. ethanol subsidies appeared to be alive and well, despite the fact that everyone knew they were bad for the environment, bad…

Amber Light for Greener Flight: Lufthansa’s Extended Biofuel Project

Amber Light for Greener Flight: Lufthansa’s Extended Biofuel Project

May 17, 2011 at 09:07 | Green Futures

Keen-to-be-greener airlines really do want biofuel to fly. Lufthansa was set to start using it from April, for a six month trial period, in a 50/50 mix with kerosene on…

IEA: Biofuels Could Meet a Quarter of Transportation Fuel Demand By 2050

IEA: Biofuels Could Meet a Quarter of Transportation Fuel Demand By 2050

Apr 28, 2011 at 07:48 | Charlotte Dudley

Global biofuel use could increase more than 13-fold by 2050 and meet more than a quarter of demand for transportation fuel, without jeopardising food and environmental security, the International Energy…

Biofuel Real Estate – Where Should the Algae be Grown?

Biofuel Real Estate – Where Should the Algae be Grown?

Apr 22, 2011 at 08:13 | Brian Westenhaus

High oil prices, environmental and economic security concerns motivate a powerful interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. Keep in mind that growing algae can require…

Just How Energy Efficient is Corn Ethanol

Just How Energy Efficient is Corn Ethanol

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:03 | David Caploe PhD

The race is on to find alternate sources of fuel and energy and quit dependence on oil, especially with ever increasing and volatile oil prices. But are alternate energy sources…

Ethanol and Corrosion: What Are We Not Being Told?

Ethanol and Corrosion: What Are We Not Being Told?

Mar 11, 2011 at 07:24 | Robert Rapier

History is littered with examples of ideas that seemed to be good for a while, but were later discovered to have unpleasant consequences. The pharmaceutical industry is full of cases…

Butanol Breakthrough – Could This Biofuel One Day Replace Gasoline?

Butanol Breakthrough – Could This Biofuel One Day Replace Gasoline?

Mar 03, 2011 at 09:18 | Andy Soos

Butanol may be used as a fuel in an internal combustion engine. Because its longer hydrocarbon chain causes it to be fairly non-polar, it is more similar to gasoline than…

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent

BP Biofuel Breakthrough Imminent

Feb 24, 2011 at 07:58 | Graham Cooper

BP is poised for a major advance in its biofuel operations, as it is completing commissioning of the world’s first biobutanol pilot plant and plans to begin full–scale production later…

Ethanol Works and is Here to Stay

Ethanol Works and is Here to Stay

Feb 10, 2011 at 08:09 | Brian Westenhaus

Jennifer Johnson at Wahpeton North Dakota’s Daily News has looked into ethanol smack in the midst of America’s prime oil boom of the Bakken oil field. For all the naysayers,…

India Aims to Reduce Costs of Algal Oils by Factor of 25!

India Aims to Reduce Costs of Algal Oils by Factor of 25!

Feb 10, 2011 at 07:57 | Al Fin

India's Institute of Chemical Technology is aiming to reduce the cost of producing oils from algae from Rs 500 per litre to roughly Rs20 per litre. Using a combination of…

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