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Whiskey Biofuels Getting Tanked
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, energy, environment, science, biofuels )

Kathy
- 1503 days ago - grist.org
Scottish scientists have been thinking a lot about drinking and driving lately. So much so that they may have cracked open the code to a biofuel actually worth toasting: They've poured the world a promising fuel distilled from the whiskey-making process.
Kyoto Biofuels Flaw Threatens Forests: Scientists - CBC News
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuels, deforestation, greenhouse gas, climate, CO2 emissions, Kyoto protocol )

Karen
- 1804 days ago - cbc.ca
A group of climate scientists says the Kyoto Protocol has a critical flaw in the way it calculates carbon emissions from biofuels that could undermine the treaty's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Change in Farming Can Feed World - Report
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Biofuels, Food Crisis, Food For The Poor, Food Production, Food Security, Food Supply, Food-Agriculture, World Hunger, World Issues )

Barry
- 2357 days ago - opednews.com
Ample resources wasted, global study warns � Biofuels exacerbating shortage of food crops
Airbus Boss Says Aviation Unfairly Targeted Over Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, aircraft emmissions, aviation, Environmental activists, Kyoto Protocol, UN, biofuels, food crops )

LL
- 2366 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The aviation industry is being unfairly targeted over climate change and future reductions in aircraft emissions should be based on technological innovation rather than regulation, Airbus chief Tom Enders said Wednesday. The aviation industry is being unf
Top 15 Unexpected Uses For Biodiesel
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, B100, B20, biodiesel, biofuels, bioheat, bioremediation, diesel, electricity, energy, fuel cells, Green, guide, howto, hydrogen, oil, petroleum, renewable energy, renewable power, resources, top10 )

Clayton
- 2380 days ago - gas2.org
While virtually everyone is familiar with the use of biodiesel as a substitute for diesel fuel, a few novel uses may not have crossed your radar. Biodiesel can produce hydrogen, clean up oil spills, degrease your tools, heat your home, and more.
Call for Delay to Biofuels Policy
Science & Tech  (tags: Sustainability, biofuels, environment, UK, UE, BBC, renewable, fuel, ethanol, sugar cane, food prices, carbon debt, agriculture )

LL
- 2382 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The UK's chief environment scientist has called for a delay to a policy demanding inclusion of biofuels into fuel at pumps across the UK. Professor Robert Watson said ministers should await the results of their inquiry into biofuels' sustainability.
Curbing Soot Could Blunt Global Warming: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: black carbon, soot, stmosphere, global warming, climate change, biofuels, India, Ganges River, carbon emissions, forests, burning, carbon dioxide, China )

LL
- 2383 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sharply reducing the amount of black carbon -- commonly known as soot -- in the atmosphere could help slow global warming and buy precious time in the long-term fight against climate change, according to a study released Sunday. Curbing soot emissions
How Biodiesel Fuel-Cells Could Power The Future (And Your Car)
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biodiesel, biofuels, cars, fuel cells, hydrogen, innovation, microtechnology, technology, transportation, vegetable oilnews, discovery, interesting, research, NewTechnology, science, technology )

Clayton
- 2387 days ago - gas2.org
After years of development, the Washington-based company InnovaTek is testing a hand-sized microreactor that can convert virtually any liquid fuel (like biodiesel) into hydrogen, producing a portable hydrogen stream for use in adjoining fuel-cells.
Switchgrass Could Displace 30% of US Petroleum Usage With 94% GHG Reduction : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, ethanol, oil, petroleum, research, science, study, switchgrass, transportation )

Clayton
- 2392 days ago - gas2.org
Switchgrass has been shown to produce 540% more energy than was used to grow, harvest, and process it into cellulosic ethanol, while reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 94% when compared to gasoline. It could potentially displace 30% of US fuel.
GM's Grand Plan For Solving America's Oil Dependence
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuels, cars, diesel, FlexFuel, fuel cell, fuel efficiency, gas, GM, hybrid, hydrogen, transportation )

Clayton
- 2450 days ago - gas2.org
General Motors says they're committed to 'diversifying away from petroleum.' I'm calling it GM's grand vision for U.S. transportation energy independence, they call it their 'Advanced Propulsion Roadmap.' Either way, GM plans is investing in new tech.
Termite Guts May Yield Novel Enzymes For Better Biofuel Production
Science & Tech  (tags: termites, gut, microbes, enzymes, bioconversion, biofuels, biomass, waste )

Eduardo
- 2505 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The bellies of these tiny beasts actually harbor a gold mine of microbes that have now been tapped as a rich source of enzymes for improving the conversion of wood or waste biomass to valuable biofuels.
   

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