ExxonMobil takes on biofuels with new partnership

January 29, 2016 by  
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Renewable Energy Group is partnering with the oil giant in a research effort on biofuel production.

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14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

August 25, 2014 by  
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Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel , however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive – first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and convert them into fuel. Enter Gregory Martin , a brilliant 14-year-old who has found a way to boost the amount of lipids in algae by over 500% ! Gregory’s method uses fewer steps than other techniques, and it could lead to much higher biofuel yields. Read the rest of 14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Google Science Fair , algae , algae biofuel , biofuel , biofuel production , Gregory Martin , nitrogen depletion

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Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

August 25, 2014 by  
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A volcano in Iceland has started rumbling, threatening to spew havoc-wreaking ash into the air, which has prompted the country to close airspace over the mountain. The volcano actually erupted Saturday, but because it is buried under glacier ice, experts expect the ash to burst through the ice within the next day or so, though it is possible that the magma may never melt through the ice . If it does, authorities want to be prepared in order to avoid the same kind of chaos that surrounded the 2010 volcano, which disrupted aviation for a week. Read the rest of Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bardarbunga erupts , Eyjafjallajokul erupts , flight disruption Iceland , flying banned in Iceland , Iceland earthquakes , Iceland volcano , Iceland volcano 2010 , Iceland volcano 2014 , Iceland volcano erupts , Iceland volcano limits air travel , Iceland volcano stops flying , volcano eruptions

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Panda Poop Microbes Could Lead to Biofuel Production that Doesn’t Use Corn

September 11, 2013 by  
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Pandas at the Memphis Zoo may be contributing to their upkeep soon thanks to research from the Mississippi State University . This week, scientists presented research at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) , where they claimed that biofuels could be made from panda poo microbes instead of corn. Read the rest of Panda Poop Microbes Could Lead to Biofuel Production that Doesn’t Use Corn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) , biofuel production , biofuels , corn based biofuel , mississippi university , panda , pandas , poo , poop power        

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Energy Box Passive House is an Earthquake-Proof Sustainable Home in Northern Italy

September 11, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Energy Box Passive House is an Earthquake-Proof Sustainable Home in Northern Italy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon footprint , earthquake proof home , earthquakes Italy , eco design , Energy Box House , Energy Box L’Aquila , green architecture Italy , green design , low carbon footprint , passivhaus , Pierluigi Bonomo , Prefab Housing , prefab housing Italy , sustainable design        

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Flower-like Apertures on the HygroSkin-Metereosensitive Pavilion Open and Close in Response to Humidity Changes

September 11, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Flower-like Apertures on the HygroSkin-Metereosensitive Pavilion Open and Close in Response to Humidity Changes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Achim Menges Architects , eco design , environmentally responsive design , green design , humidity-repsonsive design , HygroSkin-Metereosensitive Pavilion , Oliver David Krieg , Steffen Reichert , sustainable design        

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North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver

September 11, 2013 by  
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Vancouver’s Sole Food Farms has transformed an old gas station into North American’s largest urban orchard ! Located in Downtown Eastside, the orchard provides jobs to recovering addicts and those with mental illness, giving them a chance to make a living while raising organic food . The organic fruit, along with produce from three other sites, is sold to local restaurants and grocery stores. Read the rest of North America’s Largest Urban Orchard Transforms an Old Gas Station in Downtown Vancouver Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Sole Food Farm , sustainable design , Urban Farming , Vancouver urban farm        

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Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

July 24, 2012 by  
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Algae Photo from Shutterstock Brazil is set to build the world’s first algae-based biofuel plant , which could convert seaweed into as much as 1.2 million liters of fuel each year. Located in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco, the facility will be built on an ethanol-producing sugar cane plantation, and will utilize carbon emissions from the plantation. If everything goes to plan, the biofuel plant will go into production by late 2013. Read the rest of Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae biofuel , algae-based biofuel plant , biofuel production , brazil biofuel , ethanol production , Pernambuco , SAT , seaweed biofuel

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Ethanol production causes more than 80% reduction in industrial carbon footprint

October 26, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor : Direct ethanol production technology substantially reduces carbon footprint. A team from Algenol and Georgia Tech are working on developing ethanol based bio fuel from algae in photo bioreactors connected to fossil fuel power plants. According to the results of this research which were recently published in an open access paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology the ethanol production process causes 67% to 87% reduction in carbon footprint.

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New ‘Super Yeast’ Will Reduce Crop Usage In Biofuel Production

September 14, 2010 by  
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One of the greater issues associated with biofuel is that the sheer amount of grain required to create it could potentially feed millions of people. In fact, when the ‘Biofuel Revolution’ started under the Bush Administration in 2007, the volume of crops diverted to biofuel production had been said to be impacting  food supplies worldwide. To respond to this issue, researchers at the University of  California have reportedly created a ’super yeast’ made from a selection of genes from a common fungus, all combined with yeast.

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