Recycled Grass Clippings Could Perhaps Heat Your Home

A British renewable energy company intends to use grass from abandoned fields and meadows as a fuel source. The gas that heats your home might come from the grass beneath your feet, at least if British renewable energy company Ecotricity is successful. Ecotricity, one of the world’s first renewable energy companies, is building a ‘green […]

Science is now One Step Closer to Using Algae for Bio-fuel

A breakthrough by a team of scientists makes algae a potentially viable source of biofuel. The world is trying to wean itself off of fossil fuels. It’s vital we reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible in the next few decades, and many countries, states, cities, businesses, and people are committing to that goal. […]

Beer Byproduct being used by researchersTo Create New Battery

Breweries’ sugary wastewater is great for creating fungus-powered fuel cells, it is said. University of Colorado Boulder researchers have converted brewery wastewater into battery power. The process uses biological organisms cultivated in the water to make the carbon-based materials required to create cells that store energy. According to those involved in the recent study, the […]

WASTE & BIOFUEL MARRIAGE FOR THE FUTURE

Waste the Answer to Biofuel’s Ethical Dilemma Say Researchers 14 April 2011 Second generation biofuels that use waste as a feedstocks could be the answer to ‘unethical practices’ that are encouraged by current policies on biofuels, according a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The UK based Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines ethical issues […]

LAB ALGAE BIO FUEL NOW TO GO INTO THE MARKETPLACE

GROWING ALGAE BIOFUEL IN THE LAB & BEYOND March 25, 2011 4:00 AM PDT CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Joule Unlimited is one of many companies using gene databases and genetic engineering to design a better system for making biofuels. Here the senior vice president of biological services, Dan Robertson, shows off a petri dish where employees grow different […]

BIOGAS PRODUCTION FROM MANURE WASTE

Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion to Boost Biogas Markets Small scale, distributed anaerobic digestion plants could offer an environmentally and economically stable solution for locally produced biogas. In Germany government incentives have led to the development of over 6000 anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities, generating twice as much power as all of the country’s waste to energy […]

EQUIPMENT TURNING SEWERAGE TO USEFUL PHOSPHORUS

Ostara reactors harvest phosphorus from raw sewage Here’s something rather important that you might not know: there may be a worldwide phosphorus shortage within the next few decades. The majority of the world’s phosphorus is currently mined from non-renewable phosphate rock deposits, and widely used in crop fertilizers. Scientists have begun to question just how […]

BIO DOMES POO-GLOOS TREAT SEWERAGE CHEAPLY & EFFECTIVELY

Poo-Gloos treat sewage as quickly and effectively as mechanical plants, but cheaper Poo isn’t something generally talked about in polite company but like it or not, all of that human waste has to go somewhere. In smaller rural communities, it usually goes to wastewater lagoon systems; the alternative is mechanical treatment plants which process waste […]

BIO DIESEL PRODUCTS TO FORTIFY STOCK FEEDS

Fortifying Feed With Biodiesel Co-Products Science (Oct. 9, 2007) — Biofuel research isn’t just a matter of finding the right type of biomass—corn grain, soybean oil, animal fat, wood or other material—and converting it into fuel. Scientists must also find environmentally and economically sound uses for the by-products of biofuel production. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) […]

PIG MANURE TO FUEL CRUDE OIL

Chemists Get Scoop On Crude ‘Oil’ From Pig Manure Science (June 17, 2008) — After a close examination of crude oil made from pig manure, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are certain about a number of things. Most obviously, “This stuff smells worse than manure,” says NIST chemist Tom Bruno. […]