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The power source with the largest water consumption

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Tweet I was preparing for a presentation I was giving to the Eco Green Group of Silicon Valley on the water energy nexus. While in the process of researching the renewable power sources which used the lowest and highest amounts water in their energy production I encountered something I found surprising. The lowest water consumer […]

Keep your eye open for Biobutanol – here’s why

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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Tweet   Recently ethanol and biodiesel have gathered headlines as potential alternatives to conventional transportation fuels, i.e. gasoline. One possible fuel which does not receive as much attention is bio-butanol. Biobutanol (also known to chemists as butyl alcohol) is a four-carbon alcohol derived from the same feedstocks, or a raw material to supply a process, […]

Is now the time for cellulosic feedstocks?

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

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Tweet Perhaps, the time is coming for cellulosic materials to be used as the source material or feedstock for alternative fuels.  It was just announced the reduction cost of catalysts will reach the point where cellulosic ethanol can be competitive with conventional (corn-based) ethanol and petroleum. Prior to continuing some explanation is necessary. Ethanol is produced be fermenting […]