Archive for November, 2008

Future Perspectives for Renewable Energy in India

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

India is facing an acute energy scarcity which is hampering its industrial growth and economic progress. Setting up of new power plants is inevitably dependent on import of highly volatile fossil fuels. Thus, it is essential to tackle the energy crisis through judicious utilization of abundant the renewable energy resources, such as biomass energy, solar [...]

Biofuels Cited as Answer to energy needs in Ireland

Monday, November 17th, 2008

SECOND-generation biofuels based on sugar cane present a sustainable solution to the world’s energy needs, a leading expert claimed last weekend. Speaking at the Green Power Forum at the Radisson St Helens Hotel in Dublin, Anders Fredriksson of leading Swedish biofuel company Sekab warned delegates that dwindling oil reserves would allow for only one litre [...]

MSU Researchers Receive Grant to Study Algae as a Source of Biofuel

Monday, November 17th, 2008

BOZEMAN — Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Montana State University and Utah State University a three-year, $900,000 grant to study the oil produced by algae, which could be a renewable source of biodiesel. The two universities will split the money more or less down the middle, said Brent Peyton, a professor of chemical [...]

Mars Phoenix Lander Finishes Amazing Tasks on Red Planet

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months. As anticipated, seasonal decline in sunshine at the robot’s arctic landing site is not providing enough sunlight for the solar arrays to collect the power necessary to charge batteries that operate the lander’s instruments. Mission engineers last received a [...]

Barack Obama Renewable Energy

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th President of the USA and with his election, Solar Integrated Technologies rose by 30% yesterday after increases of 22% by Renewable Energy Corporation and 16% by the wind turbine maker Vestas. Barack Obama promised to spend $150 billion over the next 10 years developing alternative energy. Promises [...]

Sustainable Oils has added a veteran Montana agriculture professional to its team

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Sustainable Oils has added a veteran Montana agriculture professional to its team focused on building camelina production and marketing opportunities for farmers. Mike Waring joined the company on October 1 as territory sales manager focused on Montana and North Dakota. Waring will be responsible for contracting camelina production acres [...]

Race for algae biodiesel grows, money and research increase

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

SEATTLE (AP) — Could the next green fuel be pea-green pond scum? Supporters think algae could someday be turned into cheap fuel for automobiles and airplanes, and are betting heavily with infusions of venture capital money and intensive research. About $180 million in venture capital money has been raised for algae research, with more than [...]

Alabama cities using biofuels

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY) – Alternative fuels are about energy independence, burning cleaner fuels and more ecofriendly energy sources. But none of these can be achieved without those willing to use them. Ethanol and biodiesel are two alternative fuels that are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are biodegradable, and are safer to breathe. But who [...]

Northington Energy’s Tennessee Plant has Successful Test Completed

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – October 27, 2008 – Northington Energy LLC, one of the nation’s leaders in promoting renewable fuels, announced today the successful completion of the first phase in production testing at its new facility in Wartburg, Tenn. The eight-acre, 7,500-square-foot biodiesel plant is designed to convert soybean and algae oil into biodiesel, a biodegradable [...]

Hydrogen filling station? Market answers

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

When we keep talking about alternative fuels hydrogen often gets the center stage. It may well be the future fuel for vehicles. But it often faces the chicken or egg dilemma. Suppose you have hydrogen driven vehicle but where are you suppose to pull up and refuel your vehicle? Will hydrogen gasoline stations be enough [...]