Biofuels

Algae! Trash! Poop! Organisms convert energy from the sun into energy for life. PF Members offer their solutions on how to turn that biomass into an energy source for mankind.

The George Washington University
Planet Forward checks in with Innovator of the Year, Jamie Hestekin of the University of Arkansas. We ask him about his plan for the next year, his goals, and challenges he faces in building an automated machine that converts algae to butanol.
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Sand Lake Tree LLC
What makes E.S.F.B.A (Efficient Solid Fuel Burning Appliance) so much better? Mostly it is the baffles. E.S.F.B.A has a gap in between the firebox and the baffle. The baffle sets in the center of the stove, leaving a gap between the baffle and the... Read More
OriginOil
OriginOil (originoil.com) CEO Riggs Eckelberry discusses the company's recent turn from research toward commercial pilots.
Federal efforts to support the development of sustainable biomass feedstocks and feedstock systems – such as the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, the Sun Grant Initiative, the Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership, and sustainability research and... Read More
Planet Forward
Students at Gonzaga University are working on a machine that can make fuel pellets out of corn stover and animal waste as a project for the EPA's P3 research competition.
Planet Forward
The moment has arrived! On Nightly Business Report we announced Planet Forward's Innovators of the Year! Jamie Hestekin and his research team will be joining Danny Kennedy as Planet Forward's Innovators of the Year. Congratulations! Learn more
Fulbright Organization
Researchers harvest oil from bocaiúva, a prominent Brazilian palm fruit, at Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco Catholic University)
University of Arkanasas
Meet Jamie Hestekin and the University of Arkansas algae-to-butanol team. We'll follow Jamie and his crew over the next year and see if they can automate their butanol machine and help make algae fuel a reality, or if they'll slip
Planet Forward
Sapphire Energy is a company with quite a dream: to make algae-based fuel ready for commercial production by next year. There's a lot of advantages to algae-based fuels. It's carbon neutral, it uses salt water to grow, it doesn't compete with food... Read More

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