Biofuel, definition of
Gas or liquid fuel made from plant material (biomass). Includes wood, wood waste, wood liquors, peat, railroad ties, wood sludge, spent sulfite liquors, agricultural waste, straw, tires, fish oils, tall oil, sludge waste, waste alcohol, municipal solid waste, landfill gases, other waste, and ethanol blended into motor gasoline.
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- Who knew? The fourth largest nation has threatened to pull out of the Paris Agreement
In Borneo, the Dypterocarp forest, one of the species-richest in the world (F), is being replaced by oil palm plantations (G). These changes are irreversible for all practical purposes (H). Under the radar: In a trade dispute with the EU, about six weeks...
- Fueled by chocolate: Ghana's newest biofuel
Researchers in Ghana are testing a system that will turn cocoa into biofuel — but don’t worry — it uses the green waste produced during harvest, so you can still eat all of the chocolate! The project is funded by the University of Nottingham in...
- Green school in Bali shows students how to live sustainably
The goals of the Green School are anything but small, yet they are simple: take care of the local community and teach children to be stewards of our planet and leaders of sustainability in the future.[...]
- Dunkin' Donuts unveils a tiny home powered by recycled coffee grounds
Now this is one sweet tiny home! Dunkin' Donuts has long claimed that ¨America Runs on Dunkin'," but now, the company has created a gorgeous tiny home that is truly fueled with coffee...
- Scientists reveal new technique to make biofuel from mushroom waste
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have discovered a revolutionary way to transform mushroom waste into biofuel. Despite claims to the contrary, biofuel — typically derived from food crops — is often more environmentally-destructive...
- World's first biofuel flight between the US and Australia powered by mustard seeds
The world's first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia landed in Melbourne after a 15-hour trip. The Guardian reported the blended fuel was 10 percent derived from brassica carinat, which Qantas describes as a "non-food, industrial type...
- London buses swap out diesel for a coffee-based biofuel
Brits may prefer tea, but their busses will be getting a buzz from coffee. U.K. startup bio-bean, Shell, and Argent Energy have teamed up to fill London's double-deckers with an innovative new java-based fuel. According to CNN, bio-bean has already brewed...
- Bicycle highway in the Netherlands built using recycled toilet paper
People in the Netherlands use an estimated 180,000 tons of toilet paper every year. Because this amounts to a lot of trees, last Fall the Dutch province of Friesland repurposed the product to make a bicycle highway. The stretch of roadway, about 0.6-miles-long,...
- London's sewer-dwelling 'fatberg' will be converted into biofuel
IT's not the only monster lurking in the sewers. Beneath the streets of London lies the now-notorious "fatberg," a congealed mass of grease, oil, wet wipes and sanitary products that weighs as much as 11 double-decker buses. Thames Water Utilities has...
- Startup is developing kelp farms in the open ocean to make carbon-neutral biofuel
Could a robotic kelp farm offer an alternative fuel for cars or jets? The founders behind Marine BioEnergy hope so. The startup will soon begin testing a prototype of their kelp elevator, a farm that can move up and down in the water with the help of...
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