third generation biofuel News

  • Third and fourth generation biofuels - forecasts to 2015

    First- and second-generation biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel have a number of inherent limitations that make them less than ideal as a long-term replacement for petroleum. The primary feedstocks for first-gen ethanol (corn and sugarcane) and biodiesel (rapeseed, soybeans, and palm) are all food-based crops that compete for scarce cropland, fresh water, and fertilizers. These fuels cannot be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Next Generation Biofuels - Market drivers and growth opportunities

    Over 80% of the world’s primary energy supply is currently derived from coal, gas and oil (collectively known as ‘fossil fuels’), which are used to generate electricity, power, energy and heat for industrial, commercial, domestic and transportation purposes. The world’s dependence on crude oil for transportation is particularly marked, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimating that ...


  • India should consider new-generation biofuels

    Sustainable biofuel production strategies and second-generation options involving woody biomass and tall grasses that do not need additional land can help India realise its green targets, a review says. India needs to minimise any adverse impact and promote potential synergies with respect to reclamation of degraded lands, creation of rural livelihoods and promotion of energy security, the review ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Biofuels benefit billionaires

    Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone Vieri of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy, explains that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • World Biofuels Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biofuels Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Energy Department announces new investment to accelerate next generation biofuels

    Building on President Obama’s plan to cut carbon pollution and announced this week, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The projects – located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin – represent a $13 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Global cleantech venture investment drops by a third

    Cleantech Group™, a global research firm helping executives make strategic decisions around cleantech innovation, today released preliminary 2Q 2011 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling $1.83 billion across 161 deals. Measured by dollars invested, cleantech venture investment fell 33 percent compared to the previous quarter ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Abengoa wins its third project in Costa Rica

    The company is the winner of the “Company” category in the second edition of ONCE’s “Premios Solidarios” in Andalusia. Abengoa employs more than 100 people with disabilities in Spain. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, ...


    By Abengoa

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Algae: Biofuel of the future?

    In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum. Algae are tiny biological factories that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy so efficiently that they can double their weight several times a day. As part of the photosynthesis process algae produce oil and can generate 15 times more oil per acre than other plants used for biofuels, ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: Next-Generation Biofuels Set to Displace Fossil Fuels in the Transportation Sector

    The development of second-generation biofuels, which are derived from cellulosic materials and third-generation biofuels developed from algae, has gained traction during the last few years. This is mainly due to strong governmental subsidies and funding programs in Europe and the United States. Second-generation biofuels will soon be available on a commercial scale. Third-generation biofuels ...


  • Factsheet: third annual ARPA-E energy innovation summit

    President Obama launched the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) in 2009 to seek out transformational, breakthrough technologies that are too risky for private sector investment but have the potential to translate science into quantum leaps in energy technology, form the foundation for entirely new industries, and have large commercial impacts. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Generation Biofuels Announces Another New Provisional Patent Submission Utilizing Pyrolysis Oil

    New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGBF) (PINKSHEETS: NGBF) (the "Company"), a clean energy technology company focused on renewable biofuel solutions with enhanced environmental performance, is announcing another provisional patent submission for a new renewable biofuel technology utilizing pyrolysis oils. This is the second submission for technology utilizing pyrolysis oil as a ...


  • New Generation Biofuels Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results

    New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGBF) (PINKSHEETS: NGBF) (the "Company"), a clean energy company deploying novel technologies to produce cleaner, renewable biofuels, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results New Generation Biofuels reported revenues of $9,095 and a net loss of ...


  • ReportsnReports - Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

    Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005 and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oil prices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied many industries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but the industry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the ...


  • BP Biofuels Says the Technology Works, Rejects

     In the third episode of Biofuel STAT, released today, BP Biofuels North America President Sue Ellerbusch rejects recent headlines describing the industry as "pixie dust" by declaring "the technology works." "There are lots of stories because it makes good media to talk about that it's pixie dust or fairies out there and people have been working on this for ten years and are we going to have ...

  • Algae Biofuel Biology Science Education System launched

      Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) has launched Algae Biofuel Biology Science Education System as a part of its campus biofuel initiative for serving schools, colleges and universities, as well as developing world applications. The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is a bioenergy crop research and development company and has highest priority to contribute to the transition ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • BESC, Mascoma develop Revolutionary Microbe for Biofuel Production

    Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.   The approach could provide a pathway to eventual expansion of biofuels production beyond the current output limited to ethanol derived from ...

  • Global Biofuels Market- Latest Research Report

    Reportstack (http://www.reportstack.com) provider of premium market research reportsannounces the addition of Global Biofuels Market 2010-2014 to their offering. The  ...


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