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  • Woman dries Dung
    No More Waste in Waste!
    Most people have heard about the concept of feces being used to create bio-gas power from its methane gas, but most will be surprised to know that now you can also use urine to create hydrogen power.Waste that normally would find its way to sewer...
  • Earth as seen by Apollo 17
    Germans create 'biobattery' that turns solid waste into energy and fuel
    It’s 2015 and in the spirit of taking stock how the real year resembles and is different from the 2015 imagined in “Back to the Future 2” we turn to the Mr. Fusion power plant. As fans of the movie remember, Doc Brown had souped...
  • Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont
    Local production for local use is the ‘biofuel’ model that works in Vermont
    A report published this week in Nature Climate Change indicated that ethanol made from corn residue can reduce soil carbon and increase CO2 emissions, indicating the harvested leftovers from corn are “worse than gasoline for global warming,...
  • Biofuel promises a low-carbon energy economy
    Is a low-carbon economy inevitable or impossible?
    Think global warming is a hoax? That America’s energy policy is in safe hands? Or that our children will never have to rely on alternative sources?Nobody knows for certain, but the Great Plains Institute (GPI) thinks biofuels are a good bet...
  • University of Arkansas Student creates butanol from fermented plants
    Trinidadian student at University of Arkansas converts plants into biofuel
    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville student Keiron Durant was profiled in campus news this week. Durant is a Trinidad and Tobabo native and is currently working with chemical engineering research teams at the You of A to convert fermented plant...
  • Major environmental stories of October 2013
    Major environmental stories of October 2013
    The Norwegian company, Lade AS , is working on a concept design to make cargo ships more environmentally friendly. It's called the Vindskip and it will have a hull shaped like a symmetrical air foil, that will give it lift and reduce drag. If...
  • WTE
    Waste to energy is the new green technology for power
    Food waste is more than just uneaten leftovers. New statistics say that one third of all food produced is discarded as waste, 70% of which goes into landfills. Some is scraps but a lot comes from unconsumed product that has spoiled before it is...
  • The secret to fish oil's anti-inflammatory properties and algae grown as biofuel.
    The secret to fish oil's anti-inflammatory properties and algae grown as biofuel
    The secret to fish oil's anti-inflammatory properties is that fish become enriched with the fatty acids by eating algae. Fish oil is touted for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic benefits, but scientists weren't sure how the omega-3...
  • Prince Charles
    Prince Charles on climate change: Don't leave a 'total poisoned chalice'
    In a Monday morning interview on ITV's This Morning, Prince Charles said becoming a grandfather has reaffirmed his belief in protecting the environment from climate change.In the interview, the Prince of Wales said,I've gone on for years...
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    Maryland non-profit group receives DOE award for biofuel research
    The U.S. Department of Energy announced today awards of more than $10 million to five alternative energy research projects, including one in the D.C. region. All five projects involve development of new technologies to convert biomass into...
  • Arundo donax (Giant cane)
    Can invasive giant reed become renewable fuel?
    The Biofuels Center of North Carolina in Oxford, N.C. is exploring the possiblity of using an invasiveplant, the Arundo donax commonly known as the giant reed, as a source of biofuel. Although a positive stepfor renewable fuels, this is making...
  • Biofuels could be harmful to the enviornment
    Biofuel gas spill potentially more dangerous than regular gas
    According to the report made by Outcome Magazine made on Nov. 16, 2012, stated that ethanol which is a biofuel component that's mixed with regular petroleum gas has a somewhat differentfluid-likeproperties than regular gasoline. Researchers...
  • Wood to biofuel production
    Second generation biofuel manufacturing highly encouraged
    Being that first generation biofuels has left a lot of bad impressions due to its results, another method was brought about. A secondary means of producing biofuel without hurting the food economy nor the environment.Generations of biofuel...
  • Lufthansa flying  with "biofuel"
    Lufthansa still buys into "biofuel" solutions at any price
    Lufthansa German Airlines wants to be and stay "green" at any price - even if this means to fly with kerosene produced from "biofuel", which quality does not match the characteristics of a conventional fuel. Are Lufthansa...
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    U.S. bank backs export of crop-spraying planes to biofuel grower in Brazil
    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized credit insurance to support the export of nearly $900,000 worth of American-made crop-spraying aircraft to a biofuel and soybean grower in Brazil, the export credit agency...
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