Biofuels
Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:55

‘E-’ and ‘Bio-’ diesel defined

An investigation of these terms.
Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:55

Biobutanol receives a boost

Green Biologics (GBL), an Oxfordshire biotechnology company, has raised £1,58 (ZAR22) million for the development of biobutanol, termed ‘Butafuel’, a liquid biofuel for transportation superior to and more sustainable than current first-generation ethanol.
...nations that develop domestic biofuels industries will be able to purchase fuel from their own farmers rather than spending scarce foreign exchange on imported oil...
Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:53

Producing hydrogen from biodiesel

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom are looking at ways to produce hydrogen gas from glycerine, a biodiesel by-product.
Thursday, 16 April 2009 09:52

Biodiesel from Algae

Amongst a number of bio-feedstocks currently under investigation for biodiesel production, algae have emerged as one of the most promising sources.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:06

Flex-fuel vehicles unveiled

Flex is derived from the word ‘flexible’, and true to its namesake, a flex vehicle can run alternately on two or more sources of fuel, namely petrol and ethanol mixtures, as well as on petrol and natural gas.
POET, the largest dry-mill ethanol producer, announced that they have successfully produced cellulosic ethanol from corn cobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the price of soybean oil must be no more than 34 cents (ZAR2,40) per pound if the biodiesel industry is to make a profit.

According to a European Commission assessment, the European Union target for 10 percent of all transport fuel to be derived from biofuels by 2020 can be obtained without causing food shortages.

 

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