Spanish firm All-gas is using human waste to create biofuel, in what is a remarkably unique development. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Southwest Spain, uses waste water to produce algae-based biofuel. The 12m Euro project is part of Spain’s strategy to encourage alternative energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
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Sapphire Energy has built the world’s first large-scale farm to grow algae and produce crude oil. If all goes according to plan, commercial production of perhaps 10,000 barrels a day will begin in 2018. Algae have major potential, even the U.S. military is looking into algae as fuel source. Algae grow fast, do not need […]
Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel.
The term “fossil fuels” comes from the fact that the oil in the ground is the result of compressed carbon life dating back millions of years. But a new biofuel breakthrough by researchers at the University of Michigan has turned wet algae into a viable oil substitute in under a minute. Is this the moment that algae goes mainstream?
aIt is going to be a short week, dear readers, because everybody’s favorite food-basted holiday, Thanksgiving, is just a few days away. So what is the green world up to these days? Some highlights include the Navy’s biofuel battle cruiser, removing sidewalks slows cars, and a Killer Wasp electric ATV. U.S. Navy Tests 50/50 Blend […]
Seaweed is one of those plants that shows up where you might not expect it, like sushi rolls, fertilizer, and even tooth paste. One day soon, it may also show up in your gas tank, as scientists explore its potential as a biofuel. In the search for a biofuel that doesn’t run on edible crops, […]
The flying car has been the inventor’s enigma since the dawn of motor vehicles, but using a simple fan and parachute combo, a British engineer has created the an ethanol-powered road-legal flying car with a range of 180-miles. Best part? All you need is a one day course and a powered-parachute license to fly the […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution from Adam Shake. Bill Gates has his hands in the green again, but this time, it’s algae. His Investment Firm, Cascades Investments LLC, along with the Rockefeller family’s venture capital firm Venrock, the WellcomeTrust, and Arch Venture Partners have invested a total of 100 million dollars in Sapphire […]