Tag Archives | Biofuels

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? Nope, Myanmar.

Will a Small Nut Save the World? Picture Credit: C Mulvany I remember meeting with a research scientist last summer who’s background was biofuels and engineering. We talked about various feed stocks for biodiesel and when the topic came to Jatropha Curcas, he surprised me with the following statement: “Jatropha won’t make it because it […]

Continue Reading 5

Has the Ethanol Boom Run Out of Gas?

VeraSun files for bankruptcy! News Flash: VeraSun, one of the largest ethanol producers announces filing for bankruptcy protection. From the Los Angles Times: VeraSun Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. ethanol producer, filed for bankruptcy protection after making bad hedging bets on corn, a raw material used to make the fuel. The petition for Chapter 11 […]

Continue Reading 4

The Impossible Dream? 50% Cellulosic Ethanol

Picture Credit: Anemergencystop Is the U.S. Falling behind on Meeting its 2022 Goal of 50% Mandated Cellulose Ethanol (biofuels)? The government has ordered (mandated) that 36 billion gallons of biofuel be blended into the fuel supply by 2022. Of that, 16 billion must be cellulosic ethanol. No more than 15 billion can be corn ethanol, […]

Continue Reading 2

Is Jatropha Curcas Biodiesel Losing out to Algae Biodiesel?

Picture Credit: Benjamin Arseguel A recent post on Chemically Green “The Truth About Jatropha Curcas” lists the pros and cons for growing Jatropha Curcas. India, which has researched extensively in growing Jatropha, has been investing heavily in Jatropha Curcas for biofuel production for their own automobile transportation. Early reports on Jatropha Curcas stated this bush […]

Continue Reading 10