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CO2 to biofuel with algae

Biofuels from algae, is not new, its an idea which is old enough to have been discontinued and restarted. That is one of the mark of serious idea. I noticed that New Scientist, this week, is running a story about US firms that are using algae to convert the carbon dioxide from power plants into […]

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Biofuels: Paradox 1

After reading a post on GristmilI it strikes me that people who are pro-biofuels have a couple of paradoxes to overcome. Firstly, I am not sure about their long term sustainability, there is a need for fossil fuels to make fertilisers to maintain yields from year to year. It may be possible to rotate crops […]

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UK Bioethanol facility

Recently, Green Spirit Fuels said that HSBC bank will fund a bioethanol plant in the south of England. Green Spirit’s Wessex Biofuels subsidiary will build the plant at Henstridge, Somerset ().

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Next generation biofuels

Using crops is the basis of many biofuel projects around the world and there are some interesting views on the way ahead. But what could the next generation of biofuels look like? How about self-digesting corn?. In mid September, this appeared on the BBC’s website. But has Jeremy Thompson of the UK National Non-Food Crop […]

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The basis of blogging

Hi, and welcome to my first foray into biofuels. I’ve spent a lot of time working in conventional media, on publications where I’ve been lucky enough to be allowed to exercise my natural curiosity and interest in the material and chemical world around us.

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