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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

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…

Can 60% of India's Transport Gasoline Come from Waste Biomass?

Can 60% of India's Transport Gasoline Come from Waste Biomass?

May 20, 2011 at 07:47 | Al Fin

Transforming agricultural waste into biofuel in India could meet up to 59% of the country’s demand for transport gasoline while creating up to one million jobs, according to a new…

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…

  
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