As I wrote last month, global biofuels production is nearing 2 million barrels per day – an impressive number that ranks biofuels ahead of Libya among oil producing nations – but most of this consists of conventional biofuels derived from corn starch and sugarcane. While these fuels may meet ground transportation needs, they lack the performance (more…)
The Philippines, formally known as the Republic of the Philippines, is an island country located in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by a number of countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo, and Indonesia. It is located right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its tropical climate may make the country prone to typhoons and earthquakes, but it (more…)
San Diego, America’s Finest City is a picturesque coastal city located in Southern California bordering Mexico. Since 2006, California has the distinction as one of the few states to aggressively create and adopt clean technology solutions, exemplified by the state mandate that its electricity retailers produce one-third of its power from renewable energy (more…)
At the moment, America’s number one crop for producing biofuel is corn. However, naturally growing plants like switchgrass also have great potential as a biofuel crop because they do not require much, if any, inputs such as watering, fertilizing, or pesticides. To date, it has been difficult to find the ideal location for harvesting the right grasslands to make it (more…)
A U.S. biotechnology company is planning to build the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels plant in Mississippi, where it will be able to use wood chips and other plant matter as an alternative to corn in the production of ethanol.
The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, announced the recipients of the second annual Algae Industry Leadership awards.
The annual Algae Industry Leadership Awards recognize those that demonstrate outstanding leadership in helping increase the awareness of, (more…)
Biofuel production has ratcheted up to become a major part of America’s energy and agricultural industries. Corn, or maize, is by far the most widely grown crop to be converted into ethanol. However, the dominance of maize in the biofuel industry is not without its pitfalls. Now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have identified a temperate- (more…)
The energy industry is particularly adept at taking raw material and turning it into products. Whether producing heat, power, or fuel, the model has proven exceptionally efficient at moving highly concentrated and homogenous resources over long distances through intricate supply chains. (more…)