biofuel from waste Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Biofuels - case study

    As part of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations has called for the introduction of fuels obtained from biomass in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The increasing scarcity of worldwide oil reserves associated with the increase in crude oil prices has created the necessity for an increased utilisation of alternative fuel sources. These biofuels will become a fundamental component ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • 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

  • Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels

    Research conducted by Kumar, along with a team led by Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, looks to the future of emissions reduction and recycling. Original story at MIT News One of the most promising ways to combat carbon emissions is to transform those emissions into ...

  • 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.

  • Honduras: Generating bioenergy from polluting waste ...

    The idea came up during the latest Expobioenergía Workshop The baselines of this idea were drawn up during the Expobioenergía 2010 Workshop, “at some stage of the tour we made of the various companies and projects we had the chance to visit during the event”, explains Julio César Lucas, a member of the Honduran firm Quimys’ Oil S. de R.L. Following its visit ...

  • Biodiesel Feedstock Analysis 2nd Generation of Biofuels

    The main obstacle in biodiesel production from waste fats and oils is their high free fatty acid content. Its precise measurement helps Professor Karel Kolomaznik’s Faculty of Applied Informatics team at Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic) to develop suitable new technology. Biodiesel from waste The Tomas Bata University ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 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

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

    The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or ...


    By Associated Press

  • Zoos, farms, companies converting manure to compost, biofuel

    Dan Corum calls himself “the doctor of doo,” the “minister of muck” and the “number one of number two.” Even though he enjoys making fun of his role as compost/recycling coordinator at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, he — and others involved in using manure for compost or biofuel — are deadly serious about their efforts. Composting of manure from ...

  • Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen Discusses Growth In Biofuel Industry

    On September 7, 2015, Clean Technica published a conversation with Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen about opportunities for growth coming from the upcoming COP 21 Paris climate talks. Nielsen expressed a desire for a form of taxation or limits on carbon emissions to be put ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils

    The development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils as feedstock is presented. A biodiesel batch reactor was fabricated using locally sourced materials. Three different transesterification reactions were performed on the feedstocks using the fabricated reactor. The reaction temperature and time were varied for the fresh and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment of hemicellulose extraction technology for bioethanol production in the emerging bioeconomy

    Rising energy costs, climate change and fossil fuel consumption are driving global efforts to transition toward a sustainable 'green' bioeconomy. This pursuit of bioeconomy requires billion tons of feedstocks, development of biomass-based technologies and biorefineries under the overarching principle of sustainability. First generation ethanol has helped to effectively manage the increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Inclusion of biodiesel and PV modules in a wind diesel hybrid system supplying electrical loads on a small farm

    The growing interest in biofuels is a consequence of the need to reduce operating costs of energy systems and the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The same applies to PV modules, comprising a solution environmentally desirable for power generation. This paper presents a study on the inclusion of biodiesel and PV modules in a system already in operation on a small farm in southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • DOE presents Bioenergy 2015 next week in Washington, D.C.

    It is not too late to register for Bioenergy 2015, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), and taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23–24, 2015. Speakers include Jonathan Male, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A possible solution: Biodiesel made with garbage `the fuel of the future`

    A group of Spanish developers working under the company name Ecofasa, headed by chief executive officer and inventor Francisco Angulo, has developed a biochemical process to turn urban solid waste into a fatty acid biodiesel feedstock.Here is a translated description of the tecnology:ECOFA is a new fuel, which due to its origin, its production, and its solution to the inherent problems in any ...


    By Ecofa

  • Vegreville-area plant patents bioRefinery technology

    Evan Chrapko stands in front of his biorefinery near Vegreville, which uses manure from a nearby feedlot to produce bioGas that in turn will be used to generate electricity and ethanol. Highmark Renewables < www.Highmark.ca >, the local group behind the Growing Power Hairy Hill ("GPHH") < www.GrowingPower.com > bioGas plant near Vegreville, has won patent protection for its ...


    By Himark bioGas Inc

  • The performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine using preheated Kusum oil and Kusum diesel blend

    Rapidly depleting conventional petroleum resources have prompted research for alternative fuels. Among various possible options for internal combustion engines, fuels derived from triglycerides (vegetable oils/animal fats) are a promising substitute for diesel fuel. Vegetable oils pose some detrimental characteristics like high viscosity and low volatility compared to diesel fuel. In the present ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Energy Consultant's Guide to a Green Energy Brief

    A practical overview of how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology can be specified to meet a green energy brief  When a green energy brief talks about conserving energy, reducing energy costs, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving the reliability of energy supply, energy consultants should consider Combined Heat and Power (CHP), ...


    By ENER-G

  • Biodiesel fuel for transportation: Status and issues in the United States

    The United States consumed 3.39 billion barrels of gasoline, 1.54 billion barrels of diesel fuel, and 0.59 billion barrels of jet fuel in 2007. And it currently imports 3.66 billion barrels of oil and petroleum products per year, 65% of US consumption, compared to 1.71 billion barrels (or 36%) 20 years ago. To address the growing gap between petroleum consumption and domestic production, the US ...

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