Alternative Fuels

  • Algae to Biodiesels fuels Public Companies, Governments

    Is algae the next big source of fuel for American public companies? Already many companies are investing in producing algae biodiesel fuels. Airlines and the U.S. military are also targeting large-scale production of oil from algal ponds to convert...
    By Swagatam April 20, 2011 

  • Energy Processes for Biomass

    These days, increasing stress is being placed upon renewable energy sources. Here, find out what biomass energy is used for and what various biomass energy processes are in place.
    By Ricky April 6, 2011 

  • Alcohol Distillation Explained

    Ethyl alcohol is used as alternative source of energy (fuel) for cooking and lighting (in lanterns), medicine, and lotions. In alcohol distillation, an alcoholic mixture is boiled at specific temperatures to make the alcoholic contents...
    By nostolgia March 31, 2011 


  • The Netherlands Experiment with Palm Oil

    According to researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, palm oil (along with the sugar cane) can be regarded as among the most sustainable of current biofuel crops. However, controversy about palm oil cultivation and processing and...
    By Dige March 31, 2011 

  • Unwanted Ethanol in Gasoline

    Do a quick Google search on, “can I remove ethanol from gasoline” and what you’ll find are many blogs and forums—loaded with those desiring to do so—if only to increase fuel economy. Should you buy an ethanol test kit or...
    By Jean Scheid March 30, 2011 

  • Safety Management for Biodiesel/Biofuel Plants

    Biofuel is being looked into to as a possible alternate source of regular petroleum. In the production of this product, however, there are concerns about safety issues. 'Biodiesel process safety management' is the formal term for implementing...
    By Tony Smejek March 29, 2011 


  • Small-scale Distillation of Ethanol

    Use of alcohol as a motor fuel is for two reasons: 1. The process consumes some of the excess cereal grains; and 2. preservation of fossil fuels. A bushel (1 US bushel = 35.239072 liters) of cereal grains can be transformed to around...
    By Baby Rani March 15, 2011 

  • Is Nuclear Energy a Renewable Resource?

    Can nuclear energy be characterized as renewable? The article describes the two opposite point of views and a final conclusion.
    By Aggeliki K. March 8, 2011 

  • Biogas Bottling - Coming to a Plant Near You?

    This article explains what biogas is and discusses how biogas is produced and bottled for consumer use. A brief introduction relates to production technology, and manufacturing and production cost is also covered.
    By Swagatam March 2, 2011 

  • What Biochar Is and How it's Made

    The biochar making process is called pyrolysis and offers a sustainable and effective means of producing energy from biomass and eventually, confiscating the carbon from the atmosphere in a form called biochar. Slow pyrolysis and fast pyrolysis are two...
    By Swagatam March 2, 2011 
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