What are the best ways to turn fruit & vegetable waste into value?

Category: Bio, Biofuels, Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Solid Waste

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


That rotting fruit in your kitchen bin – did you know that you could convert it into stuff of value? Something on the lines of fuel or fertilizers? Households, industries and commercial estab...Read more

I heard we can get oil from algae. Is it snake oil or is it legit?

Category: Advanced, Biofuels, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


This is an interesting story you might want to listen to: Many millions of years back, diverse biomass, a large portion of which were algae, got buried deep inside earth. Over millennia, under extreme...Read more

Are biofuels really good for the environment?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Climate Change, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 30, 2016


Biofuels are fuels we get from plants. Thus they are fuels derived from renewable sources. They can replace the polluting diesel (through biodiesel) and gasoline (through ethanol) and play a signific...Read more

How can biotech students contribute to cleantech?

Category: Bio, Biofuels, Biomass Heating, Biomass Power, Biomass to Liquids, Biopolymers, Education, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


While to many, the subject of cleantech appears to be something esoteric, in reality, cleantech touches every aspect of our lives that science and technology touches. See this post and this for some d...Read more

Is biodiesel and biofuel one and the same?

Category: Biofuels, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


I answered a similar question for ethanol, and the answer for this is the same as well. Biodiesel is a bio-based fuel that is usually derived from vegetable oils such as palm oil, soybean oil, canola ...Read more

Is ethanol and biofuel one and the same?

Category: Biofuels, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 28, 2016


Biofuel, ethanol…you have heard these multiple times and got confused. Are these one and the same? Not really. Ethanol is a bio-based fuel that is usually derived from carbohydrate/sugar-based s...Read more

Is the ethanol used for fuel the same as one used in alcohol consumed by us?

Category: Advanced, Biofuels, Profession

Author : Admin July 25, 2016


Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is the most common alcohol found in many of the alcohol beverages. Yep, the booze you slurped last night most likely had ethanol in it. Ethanol is also a biofuel that can be u...Read more

Can I make biofuels from agricultural waste?

Category: Agriculture, Biofuels, Biomass to Liquids, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin July 15, 2016


With the world generating millions of agricultural waste every DAY, a logical question that arises is: How best can we turn this waste into value? A related question is: If biofuels are produced fro...Read more