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.

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
Planet Forward
Hear from a group of students at the University of Arkansas who are turning algae into butanol, a man who's making green crude and see what the US Navy is doing be green while sailing the ocean blue.
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
It’s no surprise that oil and coal companies are having a banner year. Earthquakes in Japan and revolutions in Africa have oil riding a profitable wave of instability. The Wall Street Journal noted that rising gas prices are a boon to oil... Read More

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