[USA] Environmentalists who once championed biofuels as a way to cut pollution are now turning against a U.S. program that puts renewable fuels in cars, Continue reading The ‘blunder’ of the biofuel mandate
[USA] When they hear “biofuel,” people tend to assume you’re talking about corn. Continue reading Forget corn, the future of biofuel is algae
[USA] Algae coproducts may be a viable option to replace corn in cattle feed say researchers with Iowa State University.
The researchers tested use of algae meal as part of a regular diet for cattle in Continue reading Could algae meal replace corn-based feed?
[USA] Worldwide oil prices are subject to quite a bit of volatility and are often affected by political disputes and controversies. When we consider these facts, Continue reading One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options
[USA] Agriculture may make the switch from corn to algae in their feed.
Nothing quite beats the taste of corn of the cob in summer or the delightful yellow offering of a true succotash. For centuries, corn has been a staple in Continue reading On the farm, algae may be the new corn
Nitrogen from fertilizers and manures washed off farmland costs Americans $157 billion a year in damages to human health and the environment.
That is the stunning conclusion an international scientific team published Continue reading Farm Nitrogen Pollution Damage Estimated At $157 Billion Yearly
John O’Renick, in this insightful piece from the Portland (Oregon) Tribune, writes about the problems we create from treating waste streams as garbage to be disposed of instead of assets for energy production. He suggests that, by using integrated biotechnologies to extract energy as efficiently as possible Continue reading John O’Renick: Algae may turn corn waste into biofuels
Last summer’s Lake Erie toxic algae outbreak shut down the water supply for almost half a million people in Toledo and the surrounding suburbs. Bottled water ran out in stores across the area, and residents fled the city in search of clean water — an option not available to Continue reading Industrial corn farming is ruining our health
SwRI announced today the addition of a custom-designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) to convert heavy crude oils or biological feedstock such as corn, into valuable, refined fuel samples that clients can assess for quality and profitability. SwRI’s system produces samples at about a half liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time.
The 15 foot tall, 150 square foot CFB is in operation and available to respond to the current push for… Continue reading SwRI expands biofuels capabilities with custom-designed circulating fluidized bed system
[Australia] Next time you fly, ask the unsuspecting attendant if they happen to know how much carbon dioxide the aircraft will emit Continue reading Algae-based biofuels a sustainable way to fly