Category Archives: Biomass fuels

using organic waste and ethanol

Biofuels instead of gasoline

The need for biofuels — By Daniel Gorelick, Science Planet, 22 April 2009 Guest Blogger Chaitan Khosla and Harmit Vora Stanford University Fossil fuels account for 95 percent of world energy usage. Consumption of coal, petroleum, and natural gas has … Continue reading

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ethanol from cellulose waste

The ‘holy grail’ of biofuels now in sight Long-promised cellulosic ethanol is in modest production, but hurdles remain. By Mark Clayton | The Christian Science Monitor/ February 13, 2009 Scotland, S.D. With one foot planted in a pile of corn … Continue reading

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Going back to wood

Green alternative to plastics: liquid wood Search for substitute to petroleum-based products led to innovation By Bryn Nelson, Columnist MSNBC,  Dec. 22, 2008 Just in time for Christmas, German researchers are ramping up a manufacturing technique for making intricate Nativity … Continue reading

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Energy From Waste

Turning Waste Material Into Ethanol ScienceDaily (Aug. 14, 2008) — Say the word “biofuels” and most people think of grain ethanol and biodiesel.  But there’s another, older technology called gasification that’s getting a new look from researchers at the U.S. … Continue reading

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Microbes Produce Clean Energy

Can Microorganisms Be A Solution To The World’s Energy Problems? ScienceDaily (July 11, 2008) — Microorganisms once reigned supreme on the Earth, thriving by filling every nook and cranny of the environment billions of years before humans first arrived on … Continue reading

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McCain on Energy

Energy Security And National Security John McCain, June 23, 2008 Fresno State UniversityFresno, California Thank you all very much. I appreciate the kind introduction from Jim Woolsey, and the warm welcome to Fresno State. I’m here to listen about energy … Continue reading

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Electricity From Photosynthesis

What’s green and makes electricity? An artificial leaf By Ofri Ilani, Haaretz Correspondent, May 20, 2008 Photosynthesis is nearly the sole source of energy for the creatures inhabiting our planet, include the two-legged variety. For billions of years, since the … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Ethanol

Biofuels an energy solution, not a problem By JOHN LINCOLN, Times Union, May 18, 2008 A trip to the grocery store is becoming as troubling to the gas station. Food prices are rising through the roof. Unfortunately, ethanol has become … Continue reading

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