From Biofuel and Algae to Flying Wind Turbines and Nuclear Waste, learn about some really brilliant methods for powering our vehicles our homes, our cities and even our planet. Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see one of these powering your city?
September 29, 2010 – As part of the Global Climate and Energy Project’s 6th Annual Research Symposium at Stanford University, Chris Field, a professor of biology and Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford, provides a beginner’s overview of the concepts behind biofuel generation together with some of the latest developments in the field and their potential role of biofuels in our future energy systems. Global Climate and Energy Project gcep.stanford.edu Precourt Institute for Energy http Stanford University Channel on YouTube www.youtube.com
www.hahnenviro.com.au – Hahn Environmental Services collects, reprocesses and recycles used cooking oil, vegetable oil and fats as environmentally friendly biodiesel. We are specialist in waste resource recovery and recycling ensuring renewable cooking oils can be reused as a valuable alternative energy source. We collect used cooking oils and reprocess the oils to create biodiesel. Hahn delivers freight throughout Australia on the return run home the transport trucks collect waste oil from various locations for recycling. Once the waste oils are reprocessed into biofuels all of our vehicles use the fuel, this is Hahn’s full Cycle Hydrocarbon Waste Management which enables the company to be Carbon Neutral. Sign up here to have your waste cooking oil collected by Hahn http Recycling cooking oil, waste oil recycling, waste oil recycling, cook oil biofuel , recycle cooking oil, recycling business, biodiesel fog process, biodiesel transport, biodiesel fuel, used oil into biodiesel, recycling vegetable oil, oil processing,biodiesel australia
Series: On Beyond [Science] [Show ID: 18011] Video Rating: 4 / 5
What are biofuels and where do they come from? This video presents algae biodiesel as a possible future source of renewable carbon neutral energy. (Background info for the first two minutes) If you like, please hit the happy thumb! by Angus R. Chen Special thanks to the Oberlin College Biology Department and the Bonner Center for Service and Learning Also thanks to some of the pioneers for this type of video format, people like Jorge Cham and Henry Reich over at MinutePhysics who do this kind of thing far better than me. A couple of things I didn’t mention: the reason why biofuels are considered carbon neutral is because even though they release carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere when burned, they sequester it as biomass while they’re growing. So they’re not actually adding to the sum of atmospheric carbon – it all is supposed to come out close to zero.
Jorge Gaskins has lived in Puerto Rico for nearly forty years. He has worked to improve the lives of the rural communities both in the Island, as well as in other countries such as Brazil, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Nigeria. Gaskins has been a farmer organizer and has lead start-up businesses in tropical fruit production and processing and in aquaculture. He is an expert in certified organic production systems. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Algae.Tec is a globally focused advanced renewable oil company. Algae.Tec is commercializing an enclosed modular high-yield algae to oil growth system at the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Algae.Tec is a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the ADR market in the USA. The Algae.Tec photo bio-reactors use water, sunlight and nutrients to grow algae that produces high-value sustainable fuels such as biodiesel and jet fuel. Facilities are being constructed at Nowra south of Sydney, Australia and the Holcim manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. Roll-out plans include sites in China, Germany and USA. Video Rating: 4 / 5
www.youtube.com A new biofuel made from old newspapers and plant waste is making headlines in the US. Butanol gives motorists the same mileage as petrol but pumps far fewer pollutants into the atmosphere. Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports. Video Rating: 0 / 5
Question by : Which small plants have a high potential for biofuel?
I know that soybean plants do have a high potential for biofuel, but I am wondering what other similar plants could also be used for biofuel production.
Answer by Deka Algae – micro and macroscopic aquatic plants. Plenty of research is focused in this area to develop and market as biofuels….
In this short video, Dr. Mark Mba Wright gives a broad overview of biofuels: from what they are to their technological requirements and challenges. This video is a follow-up of Dr. Mba Wright’s talk for the MIT Energy Club’s Energy 101 Series in 2011. Dr. Mark Mba Wright is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Video by Cristina Botero. 2012.
Policies promoting ethanol and biodiesel production and use in the US, Europe, and other parts of the world since the mid-2000s have had profound—and largely unintended—consequences on global food prices, agricultural land values, land acquisition, and food security in developing countries. They have also created regional opportunities in the form of agricultural investments, crop yield growth, and booming farm economies. Rising incomes in emerging economies are generating increased demand for transportation fuels, thus stimulating further growth of the global biofuel industry. This seminar explores the politics, economics, and global food security implications of the expanding biofuel sector. Several policy questions are raised, including the role of biofuel mandates on food prices, the role of trade policies for stabilizing food prices in an era of increasingly tight demand, and the role of land policies and institutions for feedstock production and income distribution in the developing world. This is the eighth talk in FSE’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series.
In this rant, I look into Big Palm Oil’s efforts to undermine the EPA’s correct decision to label this evil substance as an environmentally unsustainable option in creating “biofuels,” a catch-all phrase with all kinds of snakes slithering around inside it.
Question by Vincent V: i want opinions on using cannabis as a biofuel
Did you know, The first diesel engine was designed to run hemp oil?
Did you know, it is estimated that hemp has approximately 25,000 uses? From food, paint and fuel to clothing and construction materials, hemp is used. There are even hemp fibres in your Red Rose® and Lipton® tea bags. And several cars made today contain hemp.
The oldest relic of human industry is a piece of hemp fabric (canvas) found in ancient Mesopotamia dating back to approximately 8000 B.C. The oldest surviving piece of paper was made over 2000 years ago in China and was also made from hemp fiber. In 2500 B.C. the pharaohs used hemp in the construction of the great pyramids.
Hemp was so important in England in the 16th century that King Henry VIII passed a law in 1553 which fined farmers who failed to grow at least one quarter acre of hemp for every 60 acres of arable land they owned. There was even a time in history for over 200 years when you could pay your taxes in America with hemp. In 1850 there were more than 8,300 hemp farms in the United States .
Every 3.6 seconds someone in the world dies of hunger. Hemp seeds are the most nutritious and economical solution to end world hunger. With an 80 percent concentration of “good fats” our bodies need for good health maintenance and protein with all eight amino acids plus optimum dietary fiber, hemp truly is a “perfect balance” food source.
The first diesel engine was designed to run on vegetable oils, one of which was hemp oil. In the 1930s Henry Ford produced an automobile composed of 70 percent hemp plastic which also ran on hemp based fuel and oil. In 2001 the “Hemp car” circled the North American continent powered by hemp oil.
The paintings of Rembrandt (1606- 1669), Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) and Thomas Gainsborough (1727- 1788) were painted primarily on hemp canvas, often with hemp oil based paint. Over 50 percent of all chemical pesticides sprayed are used in the cultivation of cotton. Hemp is eight times stronger than cotton and more air-permeable.
Hemp can grow vigorously (up to 16 feet) in 100 days without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides… healthier for your skin and the environment. There are so many uses for cannabis it unreal let me name a few:
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other founding fathers grew it.
Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed cannabis.
The first bibles, maps, even Betsy Ross’s flag and the first drafts of the US declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made of cannabis.
Cannabis was the largest cash crop till the 20th century
In 1916 US predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from cannabis and no more trees had to be cut down.
Government studies show that 1 acre of cannabis equals 4.1 acres of trees.
In 1938 on the cover of popular mechanics the title read hemp called billion dollar crop. It was the first time a cash crop had the busyness potential to exceed a billion dollars.
Mechanical engineering magazine published an article entitled the most profitable and desirable crop that can be grown. It stated if cannabis was cultivated using 20th century technology it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the USA and the rest of the world.
Cannabis cultivation and production does not harm the environment.
It had a short growing period and it can grow in any state.
Cannabis would have brought America out of the great depression.
Cannabis has a higher quality fiber than wool fiber.
Cannabis grows to maturity in a short season where as trees take a life time.
Cannabis plastics are biodegradable.
cannabis seeds contain the highest amount of protein in all of nature.
Cannabis expands the arteries.
we have used 80% of our oil and gas reserves we need a renewable resource.
CANNABIS COULD BE THE SOLUTION TO SOARING GAS PRICES!
I also have proof their no toxins in the cannabis plant, the reason why THC stays in your system for so long. If it were a toxin, a poison or some foreign substance, the body would reject it and expel it. The body does not, It knows the active ingredient in cannabis is GOOD. Our own bodies tell us the truth. We need to stop believing these paid off government test and look at the facts. We support the leading two killers in the world (alcohol and tobacco) but ban the one thing that could help us the most, it dose not make any sense
Question by : What classifies an alternate fuel as a biofuel?
What classifies an alternate fuel as a biofuel?
Answer by Jon Lee if a plant based product that has been raised using deadly chemicals and artificial fertilizer to grow a nutrient free product, it can’t be eaten so it’s turned into biofuel to get rid of it.
Biofuel STAT gives you a unique perspective on the state of America’s domestic biofuels industry from its challenges, to its success and its future. You now have access to first hand accounts from the C-Suite of the nation’s top advanced biofuels companies as their top executives answer the same, industry probing, three questions with answers that could help fuel America’s next revolution in renewable energy. Learn more at www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com Video Rating: 5 / 5