BlackGold Biofuels has developed technology to convert
low-value organic-based waste greases (FOG) like those
found in the sewer into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning,
low-carbon diesel fuel. Has recently won a contract with the
City of San Fran.
Imperium Renewables‘ Imperium Grays Harbor, the
nation’s largest BQ 9000 certified biodiesel plant, is capable of
producing pure, unblended B100 biodiesel refined from a
variety of oils; canola grown in Washington State and
Canada, soy, and many other crops. Our goal is producing
biodiesel at the lowest possible cost. Wash State.
Current U.S. production capacity of ethanol is more than six billion gallons per year. American Coalition for Ethanol.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute BCO: Bioenergy/Climate Protection/Oil Reduction
Published monthly, this newsletter provides the most current
information about biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased
products. In addition to news and events, BCO covers the
latest in state and federal biomass policies. ***
Biofuels Digest covers producer news, research, policy,
policymakers, conferences, fleets and financial news. Also
home to the Biofuels Digest Index™, a basket of public
biofuels stocks. Biofuels Digest covers all biofuels companies,
regardless of feedstock or fuel, in all regions of the world. An
average of 40 percent of stories are international. ***
EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by
AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central
place through which universities, medical centers, journals,
government agencies, corporations and other organizations
engaged in research can bring their news to the media.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Sustainable
Biomass and Energy Program. EESI’s strategy is to have
biomass – substantively and politically – become part of any
climate change mitigation strategy.
Bio Energy Science Center is a partnership for bioenergy
solutions that’s connecting the world’s leading scientific minds
and resources. Our goal is to help develop viable, plentiful and
clean alternative fuel sources for generations to come. Like
turning common switchgrass or soybeans into fuel that runs
your car. U.S DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ***
Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance a non-profit organization
created to promote sustainable biodiesel practices, including
the harvesting, production and distribution of biodiesel fuels.
The ultimate goal is to create best practice standards for
verifying that all points in the production and distribution chain
are in compliance with the SBA’s certification standards.
Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative.
CAAFI’s goal is to promote the development of alternative
fuel options that offer equivalent levels of safety and
compare favorably with petroleum based jet fuel on cost and
environmental bases, with the specific goal of enhancing
security of energy supply. PDF.
“Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and
Implications for Sustainable Agriculture and Energy in the 21st
Century”, aims to present the opportunities, but also the
limits, of global biofuel production and their use in terms of
energy, agricultural, environmental, and rural development
aspects, as well as in economic terms.” World Watch. PDF.
“Smart Choices for Biofuels” “Double-digit growth
in ethanol and biodiesel use during the past three years has
contributed to a rapid increase in food, feed grain, and
soybean prices, as well as a sharp environmental backlash.”
This report is a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and
the Sierra Club. 2009. PDF.
“Climate change and health costs of air emissions from
biofuels and gasoline” quantifies and monetizes the
life-cycle climate-change and health effects of greenhouse
gas (GHG) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions
from gasoline, corn ethanol, and cellulosic ethanol. National
Academies Dec, 2008.
Biofuels Issue Brief provides an overview of biofuel
production and use with a special focus on the transport
sector. It describes first and second generation biofuels and
explores their potential as a possible substitute for fossil
fuels. World Business Council for Sustainable Development,
MarketResearch is the world’s largest and continuously
updated collection of market research, offering more than
160,000 market research reports from over 600 leading
global publishers. Biofuels.^^^ Report Fees ^^^
European Commission. Science for Environment Policy.
Biofuel Report. Addresses recent advances in biofuel
research, focusing on research into the environmental and
land use impacts of increases in biofuel crop production. PDF.
“Corn Stover For Ethanol Production: Potential and
Pitfalls” World Resources Institute, Jan 2009. This study
uses a national agro-environmental production model to
evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of
introducing a market for corn stover to support a
stover-based ethanol industry.
“Finding Balance: Agricultural Residues, Ethanol, and the
Environment” World Resources Institute, December,
This analysis explores the implications of corn stover harvest
for soil carbon loss, nutrient (nitrogen) pollution, and erosion,
as well as the potential to mitigate those impacts using
available agricultural best management practices (BMPs) such
as reduced tillage intensity and integration of winter cover
crops (WCC) into production rotations.
“Plants at the Pump: Reviewing Biofuels’ Impacts and
Policy Recommendations” World Resources Institute,
July 2008. This article summarizes and updates the
conclusions of the Plants at the Pump report, released in
“Plants at the Pump: Biofuels, Climate Change, and
Sustainability” World Resources Institute, December 3,
2007. Examines the feasibility of achieving significant
emissions reductions from the proliferation of biofuels and
concludes that biofuels are not a complete, nor even the
primary, solution to our transport fuel needs.
Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network BFIN is a
gateway to a wealth of biomass feedstock information
resources from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, National
Renewable Energy Laboratory, and other research
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil,
coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but
biological products, based on plant matter — and thus,
growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to
change. TED Video.