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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Biofuels Costs

The two most often asked questions with respect to biofuels revolve around their costs as compared to fossil fuels, and their impact on food. The cost of biofuels varies greatly depending on a number of factors.  Given that the majority of biofuels’ production costs are dependent on the price of the feedstock used to make…

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Advanced Biofuels Expert

When we speak of “advanced biofuels” experts, we are referring to experts who can assist in successive generations of biofuels. To begin understanding what this means, we begin with the proposition that biofuels are currently loosely divided into four generations (although some combine the third and fourth generations into one).  Thus, once we address a…

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Scale-Up of Emerging Biofuel Technologies

ScaleUp of Emerging Biofuels Technologies? INTRODUCTION: The continued interest in advanced biofuels has produced numerous exciting technical advances on the laboratory, pilot and demonstration scales.  However, attempts to translate these small scale successes into commercial technologies have been less successful.   It is easy to blame lower oil and natural gas prices and opposition from special…

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