Feedstocks: Agricultural

Agricultural Feedstocks for the renewable energy industry include starch and sugar crops (e.g., corn, sorghum), grass crops (e.g., switch grass, miscanthus), oil crops (e.g., soybean, sunflowers), and crop residues (e.g., corn stover, corn cobs, nut shells).  Agricultural feedstocks can create sustainable paths by using marginal croplands to generate energy products, and by adding value or…

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Bio Ethanol Expert

What is bio ethanol fuel?  Bioethanol, or ethanol as it is generally called, is a fuel generally produced by a process of sugar fermentation.  When the ethanol is mixed with gasoline the resulting mixture is bioethanol fuel,  It can, however,  be produced by other processes such as reacting ethylene with steam. The feedstocks for bioethanol…

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Food v. Fuel

The “food v. fuel” argument revolves around whether using farmland or crops for biofuels production is a detriment to food supply and causes a rise in food prices. This debate has been around since the beginning of biofuels and involves strong views on both sides. While this debate seems to have quieted in recent years…

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