Archive for the ‘Biodiesel’ Category
Scientists at the Biotechnology Foundations Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University have developed a new technique to increase biofuel production from tobacco plants. Researchers claim that tabacco can produce biofuel more efficiently than other agricultural crops. A new study shows that most of the oil is typically found in the seeds and tobacco seeds being composed [...]
According to the researchers from Purdue University, the No. 2 fuel oil and a blend of degummed soybean oil can be used as an alternative heating fuel, reducing the sulfur emissions.
Reseacrhers at the GMR Institute of Technology in Rajam, India, found that cottonseed oil could be a source of “green fuel” for cars. They discovered that the cottonseed oil was as efficient as petroleum diesel when used as fuel in small engines.
The researchers Song-Charng Kong and Najeeb Kuzhiyil of Lowa State University, found a new way to boost the power output of biodiesel by dissolving polystyrene, commonly found in packing peanuts, plates and cups, in the fuel.
The brown waste grease of San Francisco will be converted into biofuel with help from $1.2 million in state and federal grants. The conversion into fuel of these brown waste grease known as FOG (fat, oil and grease), is part of a pilot project.
The coffee grounds can be a cheap and environment-friendly source of biofuel for cars, according to a group of researchers from Nevada. Experts Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra and Narasimharao Kondamudi, found out that the coffee grounds could contribute with approximately 340 million barrels to the global biodiesel stock. In addition, the high content of antioxidant [...]
According to U.S. scientists, a tree fungus could provide ecological fuel that can be pumped directly into vehicles. The organism, which was discovered in the Patagonian rainforest, naturally produces in a mixture of chimcale that is very similar to diesel, informs The Guradian. Fungus, called Gliocladium roseum, grows inside the ulmo tree in northern Patagonia [...]
In about 3 years planes will run on biofuels, said the Boeing representatives. Darrin Morgan, an expert in environmental issues said that now is expected licenses for the use of biofuels. ” The approvals will be granted more quickly than is anticipated, we believe that in three years, maybe even faster, our planes will use [...]
This is an amazing news, because i never heard that an individual to make at home biodiesel from algae. His name is Charlie Trafford and for many years he make biodiesel from cooking oil, but now he decided to change the source, and to make biodiesel from algae.
A new revolutionary network of buses, in which vehicles are powered by recycled cooking oil or animal fats and operate on a line out of use, will be launched in Cambridge, UK. Thus there will be a fleet of 20 such buses so simple, as well as double-decker which will be put into circulation starting [...]