Biofuels Overview

The terms “biofuels” and “renewable biofuels” refer to a fuel produced by some biological process like agriculture or anaerobic digestion, as opposed to fossil fuels (coal and petroleum) which are produced through a geological process which come from prehistoric biological matter. After years of research and development, many biofuels now exist. They are normally classified…

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Biomass Advantages

Are there biomass advantages?  Actually, there are many advantages in using biomass as a source of energy which is why biomass projects are now increasingly regarded as viable enterprises by entrepreneurs and investors. Biomass—living or recently dead plants and animals and their waste—is abundant, unlike coal and petroleum, which have negative impacts on the environment,…

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Ethanol as a Fuel

Interest in ethanol as fuel continues to rise. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For example, a blend of 10% fuel ethanol and 90% gasoline (by volume) is known as E10 gasoline. In 2019, about…

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Biodiesel Fuel

Biodiesel fuel (also called diesel biodiesel or simply biodiesel), is a renewable and clean-burning diesel. Classified as an advanced biofuel by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 percent to 86 percent, compared to petroleum diesel, and also reduces U.S. dependence on petroleum imports.Biodiesel is a fuel typically made from…

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Ethanol

Ethanol (also known as ethanol gas or ethanol fuel) is a renewable fuel made of plant material that is added to gasoline to oxygenate it, reducing air pollution. Most of the gasoline now sold in the United States is blended with some amount of fuel ethanol. These blends are named by their ethanol content. For…

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Clean Energy Experts

Clean energy is that which is produced through methods that do not release greenhouse gases or any other pollutants. Clean energy is good as it keeps global warming and pollution lower and keeps the planet sustainable.  Renewable energy is that which is derived from some natural process that is regenerated over relatively short periods of…

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Diesel Biodiesel

Diesel biodiesel, or simply “biodiesel,”  refers to vegetable oil, or animal fat-based, diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters.  Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat (tallow) with an alcohol-producing fatty acid.  Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and…

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Expert Witnesses in the Bioeconomy

Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms like Lee Enterprises Consulting have bioeconomy specialists of all sorts, willing to serve as bioeconomy expert witnesses in related claims, litigation, arbitration, and mediations, or to help attorneys evaluate their biodiesel case.  Although expert witness work is only a small part of what they do, most of these…

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