Restaurant grease is highly prized, because it can be used to create biofuel. Businesses that used to charge to pick up grease sometimes now pay for it instead – if it’s still there and hasn’t been stolen by grease rustlers, that is. “You can pull in and drive off in five minutes. It can be […]
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Salt-tolerant desert plants, halophytes, can be grown on non-arable land using seawater, and processed to create biofuel. Wow. Even better, this is just one part of a process that grows fish and shrimp and mangrove biomass. This astonishing process is being developed by the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium in Abu Dhabi.
Spanish company All-gas is converting wastewater to algae-based biofuel. This has never been done before. They hope to produce enough to power ten garbage trucks for a year by 2015. Let’s hope one day this can be done on a commercial scale.
Sweden extracts pyrolysis oil from wood to create synthetic fuel that now powers much of the country. Amazing, Sweden’s forest stock has increased despite the use of wood for biofuel. Forest residue is the leading bioenergy source in Sweden, and bioenergy is the nation’s leading energy source. Since the 1970s when 70-80 percent of Sweden’s […]
The Biobot converts waste cooking oil into biodiesel that you can pour in your gas tank. It’s small, efficient, is designed for home use, and stores 20 liters of biofuel. The process is fairly involved and requires monitoring. However, rather than dumping cooking grease now you can power a car with it. Inhabitat has more.
Why was the biofuel program so easy to corrupt in the first place and why did it take so long to do something about it? The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing rules to expand the use of renewable fuels and thwart scams in a program hit by fraud and facing increasing criticisms from U.S. refiners.
The EPA biofuel mandate requires ever increasing amounts of cellulosic ethanol be used in fuel. However production has been nearly zero. The court ruled EPA had overreached in their mandate. A federal appeals court threw out a federal rule on renewable fuels on Friday, saying that a quota set by the Environmental Protection Agency for […]
Creating biofuel from crops requires large amounts of energy and uses land that food could grow on. Thus the entire process is inefficient, says Hartmut Michel, Chemistry Nobel Prize winner
State security forces in Guatemala are forcibly evicting peasants from their land so biofuel companies can make green, clean biofuel for our cars. Wow, that’s just totally environmentally sustainable, isn’t it? Helicopters with armed men leaning out were flying overhead, private security guards and paramilitary forces were attacking people, and houses and crops were being […]
A study released by Oregon State University (OSU) economists indicates that the biofuels currently mandated and under production in Europe and the United States “barely reduce fossil fuel use and. . .likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.” They´re also 14 to 31 times more costly than taking other measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Well, this […]