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NW Biodiesel Network Forum in May

I’ve just come across the NW Biodiesel Network. It will be holding a forum in Seattle on May 20. The East Side Chapter has meetings at the North Bend Railroad Depot every second Wednesday. (Which looks a lot better than it sounds)

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Another butanol process

Another butanol process is being developed, this time by the Washington University St Louis, this partly ferments cellulose and lignin into butyrate, which is then further fermnted, according to The Energy Blog.

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Biofuel on the buses

Bioethanol can be blended with many other fuels as an oxygenate, the idea being, I guess, to improve combustion and fuel efficiency. With diesel it can lower the temperature it starts to solidify which could be useful in winter months. According to the Green Car Congress website O2Diesel Corporation, a provider of ethanol-blended diesel fuels […]

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Biofuel microbe development

If its not alge then its bacteria… Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes from PhysOrg.com The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one of the next great sources of […]

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