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, Nov 2007.
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, 2008. 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 December 2007.
“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 organizations.
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.