This is a guest post from Professor David B. Benson (retired), who is a regular commenter on The Big Biofuels Blog.David’s contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org Biofuel——- Photosynthesis uses only a very small fraction of the available sunlight. This means that growing biomass to make biofuels will require considerable land (and water) resources. Even so, these are […]
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The power wasted in left-over food is outlined in this story on Far East Gizmos, a number of Tokyo’s schools will be using waste food to generate power… Perhaps we could do the same with waste from supermarkets over the Chirstmas period?
People interested in biofuels should try to get get hold of a hard copy of this month’s wired magazine, or better still, ‘cos its free, should go to Wired’s online archive Vinod Khosla (he co-founded Sun Microsystems and is linked with Bio Willie) explains why he’s betting on biofuels the article examines
Biomethane from cows. It had to happen, according to Planet Ark Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday it will purchase natural gas from cow manure produced at dairy farms in California to fuel power plants. The utility, a subsidiary of PG&E Corp., will buy the gas from Environmental Power Corp., a renewable energy developer […]
Biofuel from rotting domestic waste is being used to help Solea reduce the impact of its plant in Memphis, Tennessee. The company’s manufacturing site
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 […]