Biofuel

Asia Losing Biofuel Dream

March 4, 2009 / 1 Comment

Can't win for trying. Fossil fuels prices are back down and now Southeast Asia is unhappy. Malaysia and Indonesia produce the bulk of the world's palm oil = the two countries had much to offer the biofuel industry and stood to make a killing by gouging the world on prices for the commodity during the fossil fuel price hikes. However, when crude ...

Biofuels Could Be Banned in Muslim Countries

February 25, 2009 / 2 Comments

Although biofuels help fight gobal warming by potentially helping us to respond to the challenges we face, it's true that there are drawbacks associated with them. Like threatens for food prices to drive up in poor countries or negative effects on soil protection and bio-diversity. However, we're pretty sure these are not the reasons why Muslims may prohibit use of ...

If Only We Could Harness the Martian Methane Belch

January 17, 2009 / No Comments

If only we could harness the Martian methane belch... There was a surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars NASA says. NASA thinks there might be microbial life underground, but admitted the gas could come from changes in rocks. Methane gas on earth is by far mostly a byproduct of life — animal digestion and decaying plants and ...

Biofuels in the News in Japan

December 18, 2008 / No Comments

Biofuels are in the news in Japan. A Japanese research group is claiming a first - a cleaner/greener production of biodiesel fuel - the "non-catalytic superheated methanol method." "At a pilot plant the group was able to continuously produce 400L of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), a biodiesel fuel, out of 500L of raw material oil every day." They also succeeded in ...