biofuel Articles

  • Algal biofuels are no energy panacea

    Algal biofuels, like crops, demand land, water, fertilisers, pesticides and inputs that are costly for India, says Hoysall Chanakya Of late, there is heady euphoria over 'green' algal biofuels that are dangled as a panacea for developing countries such as India. While it is true that algal biofuels ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Commercialising Aviation Biofuels

    Aviation currently produces 2 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle this issue the industry has set itself a target to cut emissions by 50 per cent by 2050, compared to 2005 levels. The production and use of sustainable quantities of aviation biofuels is key to meeting industry's ambitious carbon reduction targets and British Airways (BA) wants to pioneer the move towards ...


    By NNFCC

  • Sustainable biofuels: prospects and challenges

    Sustainable biofuels, prospects and challenges Our climate is changing and there is now scientific, social and political recognition that this is very likely a consequence of increasing anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Transport now accounts for about 20% of global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and 25% of emissions in the United Kingdom (UK), and these figures are growing ...


  • Biofuel - Energy Supplier of the Future?

    Biofuel like biodiesel, plant oil, ethanol, bio methane or the synthetic biomass- to- liquid (BtL)- fuels everyone is talking about them. They are at present the only renewable alternative in the mobility sector and already today make up 6.1 % of the fuel consumption in Germany. However, in the past months and years biofuels had the reputation to generate a social- und environmental dilemma. ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Europe’s quest for the best of biofuels

    EU leaders are pushing ahead with ambitious biofuel targets and trying to answer critics of the industry by attaching environmental and social safeguards. Years of work remain putting a proper framework into practice. Meanwhile, biodiesel production is ballooning in Europe’s agricultural heartland. Progress was slow at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as more than 40 experts from the ...

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biofuels: a greener answer to energy needs?

    Biofuels were heralded as a greener solution to growing energy needs, however they have recently come under fire for being environmentally unfriendly and contributing to a world food crisis. On the 15th April, the UK government brought into effect the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The RTFO stated that 2.5 per cent of fuel sold in the UK must consist of biofuel, due to rise to five ...


  • BRAG Biofuels Industry Outlook for 2017

    The biofuels industry is likely to face increasingly challenging times during the tenures of the new 115 th Congress -- which began on January 3 -- and the Trump Administration, scheduled to begin this Friday, January 20. Throughout his campaign for President, Trump repeatedly pledged his support for biofuels and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Indeed, it is this ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EU restricts use of first generation biofuels to promote advanced biofuels

    On April 14, 2015, Members of the European Parliament and certain ministers agreed to limit how biofuels derived from agricultural crops would be accounted for in the European Union's (EU) goal to increase the use of renewable energy. The new law caps the use of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Climate change and the international trade of biofuels

    This paper explores the significant role that biofuels have in mitigating greenhouse gases, especially in the transportation sector. The paper focuses specifically on the benefits of the use of ethanol and biodiesel and the emergence of their international trade, as well as some issues that have been recently raised regarding these alternative fuels. That includes environmental and socio-economic ...

  • A Canadian perspective on the future of biofuels and bioenergy

    Concerns about grain-based biofuels include their “impact on food prices and availability,” said David B. Layzell, and that their capacity to contribute to liquid fuels is inadequate. He said there are three main drivers for bioenergy: the rural economy, climate change, and energy security. In March 2008, the Government of Canada stated that its driver is the rural economy. “I think this is ...

  • Bioproducts to enable biofuels workshop announced

    On July 9, 2015, the DOE announced a public workshop to collect information about challenges that occur during coproduction of biobased chemicals, products, and biofuels. The Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop was organized by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and will cover the following topics: Identifying and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cellulosic biofuel plant - Case study

    Cellulosic Biofuels meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants A multitude of new cellulosic bio-fuel processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. The applicability of meeting this NESHAP is: A facility must be a ...

  • Biofuels effluent, does it exceed regulatory limits?

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other regulatory agencies around the world, have established limitation guidelines for discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities utilizing any type of oil and grease in their manufacturing process. However, recently several biodiesel plants in the US have been fined for illegally discharging vegetable-based oil and grease and polluting ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • EPA requests information on cellulosic biofuels and E15

    EPA is accepting public comments through May 26, 2015, on two proposed information collection requests (ICR) published in theFederal Register on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The proposed ICRs concern projected cellulosic biofuels volumes and gasoline containing greater than 10 volume percent ethanol up to 15 volume percent ethanol (E15). Comments received will assist EPA as the agency ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biofuel Promotion for Environmentally Sustainable Energy and Water Services

    The success of power sector reform in India will rely in part on groundwater management improvements in the agricultural sector. Unreliable power supply and subsidized tariff structures lead to excessive water pumping by farmers who tend to pump water based on the power supply made available to them. Over-pumping contributes to higher energy consumption and rapid depletion of the groundwater ...

  • Economic evaluation and environmental benefits of biofuel: an Indian perspective

    Biomass based fuel technologies are rapidly developing and the barriers in implementing such technologies are being identified to achieve their widespread commercialisation. The two most common biofuels are biodiesel and bioethanol. About 500 million litres of ethanol is required in India itself for 10% blending to gasoline. Indian Planning Commission sees tremendous potential in Jatropha curcus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plants at the Pump - Biofuels, Climate Change, and Sustainability

    There is no shortage of options and suggestions for how to address climate change. The more difficult task is determining which solutions, or mix of solutions, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the scale of what is needed to avoid disastrous climate change impacts. In the face of rapidly developing economies, population growth, and rising energy demand, it is clear that technology ...

  • Spray drying of microalgae biomass for biofuel production

    BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290: Yield and total yield determination in spray dried microalgaes Recently, microalgal biomass has been recognized as a promising alternative source of raw material for biofuel production. Algal biomass has several advantages that may help to meet the need for the global demand of transport fuels, such as rapid growth rate, high lipid content, small land usage, ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

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