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ST1 has a plan for decentralised ethanol production

ST1 has an animation about its plans for decentralised ethanol production integrated with the existing gasoline distribution network. Looks interesting. Thanks to Hugh Baker

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A Short Essay on Biofuels and Related Matters

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: dbenson@eecs.wsu.edu 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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Digesters and waste food, a proposal

Interesting article on Report Buyer which says electricity could be generated from waste food  about using localised digesters to convert food waste into biofuels.Digesters are one part of the answer perhaps. Another useful part could be the use of pyrolysis to convert the remaining biomass into gasses. These gases could be burned directly (like old […]

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Reclaim Resources has a process to generate biofuel from domestic waste

Reclaim Resources has a process to generate biofuel from domestic waste. The process looks interesting and I’ve asked them some questions. How do you separate chlorinated and non chlorinated plastics? Have you considered converting some of the plastics stream in to fuel? Where does the residue from your emissions cleaning process go. What is the […]

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Catalyst break through for biofuels

The Ames Laboratory (at the US Department of Energy) and Iowa State University recently published a press release claiming that it should be possible to produce ethanol from all types of carbon-based biomass. This is reported on Senter Novem. The key lies in the catalyst of which there is little detail apart from it being […]

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Inside Ineos’ waste to ethanol plant

And finally, is usually a piece about a skate-boarding duck used to round off a news show of unremitting depression. This is at least optimistic, its about Ineos’ plans to use waste to develop gas that will be fed to algae and which will make ethanol…. 

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Corrected: Ineos to use municpal waste and algae to make ethanol

Corrected:This article originally appeared with the headline Ineos goes down the Fischer Tropsch route to ethanol from municipal waste. The process will use algae to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen into ethanol not a chemical catalyst. This has been corrected in the first paragraph. Ineos is to use municpal waste and algae to make ethanol […]

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The power of left-over food in Japan

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?

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What to do with leftovers

With Thanksgiving just behind us in the US and Chrismass on the horizon, now could be a good time to think about what to do with the excess food we’re going to try to consume in the richer parts of the developed world. Researchers at Penn State University in the US suggest that table scraps […]

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The sweet smell of selfsufficiency

The sweet smell of self sufficiency and profit wafted over the office after I read about a Thai pig farmer who is harnessing methane from his drove/farrow/litter/doylt/sounder or herd of pigs to make electricity, also in Planet Ark today. I like collective nouns almost as much as I like gazing out of the window wollgathering. […]

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