Biofuels

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Planet Forward
Cross-posted from Advanced Biofuels USA by Joanne Ivancic
Planet Forward
As an intern for Planet Forward, I have heard about the live taping for our PBS April Special before I could even clearly define the difference between ethanol and butanol. No one at the office could have prepared me for the scene Wednesday night.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward member Dan Gray shares an innovation that goes from the fryer to the racetrack. Do you think this idea can be supersized? Watch>>
Senior Policy Advisor Michael McAdams of Holland & Knight LLP discusses how biofuels are a key innovation for our energy future. He discusses primarily the importance of synthetic biology, gasification, and hydro-prossesing, and how each type of... Read More
Planet Forward
Your viability ratings helped up select 22 nominees, then your votes determined the top three online vote getters. These three pieces made the cut and will be on our April PBS prime time special. Check them out...
Ethanol’s gotten a bit of a bad rap here in the States of late, largely due to the billions of dollars of federal subsidies that are paid to the oil companies each year to blend this renewable domestic fuel into our gasoline. There's been plenty of... Read More
Bob wants even marginal land to be productive, growing energy crops for advanced, sustainable biofuels. He wants food processors to get added value for their residues and waste. He wants to solve a logistics problem. Biomass is expensive to... Read More
Algae Competition objectives are to create an open source collaboratory that expands and shares a vision for algae in our future with design ideas for algae production landscapes, sustainable and affordable algae production systems (APS) for food,... Read More
Bob has an idea and you can help. Car companies are working on engines that use things like variable timing, compression ratios, etc., to get the same or similar mileage no matter what blends of gasoline and ethanol you use. Tell the car... Read More
Can algae save the world again? The microscopic green plants cleaned up the earth's atmosphere millions of years ago and scientists hope they can do it now by helping remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves. In the distant past, algae... Read More

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