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BP donates $500m on biofuels in the US

Oil giant BP has just donated $500m in research funds for UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Illinois to develop new sources of energy — primarily biotechnology to produce biofuel crops, according to California Progress Report.

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One way to stretch corn a litttle further

One way to stretch corn a little further is to convert the distillers grains that are left after fermentation as a feedstock for diesel, which is a technology that GS CleanTech offers. That company has recently signed an agreement with Central Indiana Ethanol to extract around 1.5m gallons/year crude corn oil from Central Indiana’s distillers […]

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Shimadzu has a biofuels test white paper

Shimadzu has a biofuels testing white paper which is aimed at the biofuels industries. The firm says it has worked with a range of other companies to develop different methods.

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Switchgrass to biofuels

Switchgrass is the great hope for many promoting second generation biofuels. One of the proponents is professor Albert Kausch working at the University of Rhode Island (URI) . In an article on Renewable Energy Access he said native switchgrass grown commercially today could produce ethanol for approximately $2.70/gallon — but by genetically improving a number […]

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UOP gets into biofuels

UOP, part of the mighty Honeywell empire is close to commercialising a range of technologies to make biodiesel and celluosic biofuels. UOP has been looking at using biofeedstocks in conventional refineries, to speed the way of biofuels to market.It has successfully processed feeds containing 100% biofeedstock and will be trialling the process in a commercial […]

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Historical perspective 1

One man’s meat is another man’s poison as the saying goes. And that’s fine, but the trouble with biofuels is that very often that one man’s biofuel is another man’s supper and potentially a third man’s chemical feedstock. Although chemicals use only about 5% to 7% of the world’s oil that is currently more than […]

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Microbiopower

Scientists in Japan have developed the biofuel equivalent of a blindfolded donkey turning grindstones. By harnessing the power of microbes to turn a micro turbine. Harnessing the microbe, just how big can this get?

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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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Ericsson looks at Biodiesel powered mobile netowrks

Ok, so the phones themselves are not directly biodiesel powered, but…

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Bio gas? You got it

I saw this on the altEng on blogspot and thought of you… The complete biogas handbook

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