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    Algae Biofuel

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    What if there was an up and coming innovation that could save the world? Would you support it? Well there is such a thing. It has been around for a few years, but only now does it have the potential to do good on a worldwide scale. This innovation is called algae biofuel. Algae biofuel is a fuel just like gasoline or diesel, but instead of being mined from the ground causing irreparable damage, it is grown in a pond and actually has positive side effects on the environment. Algae Biomass Organization states, “Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels.” Algae biofuel could be one of the solutions to our polluted atmosphere. Algae is special because it can actually clean the water…

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    report, I will examine a technology available for licensing posted at the University of Oxford Innovation website. Briefly, this technology enhances the current biofuel production technologies to a great extent and it could be a great breakthrough that can end the dependence of the world on non-renewable energy sources. [8] As a chemical engineering student, energy technologies are one of my main interests. Being one of the fields with the most available funds for research, I find it really…

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    According to Triple-A, the average price of gas is currently $2.39. With gas prices seemingly always on the rise and the incessant need to find resources that are closer to home as well as earth friendly more options need to be sought. At this day in age, Algae biofuel is no longer a backburner option for viable fuel alternatives. This environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum is a realistic contender to battle with other biofuels and fossil fuels. Algae is more than just the green…

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    of biodiesel and ethanol biofuels. By Jason Hill et al. The authors try to determine whether ethanol, produced from corn grain, and biodiesel, produced from soybeans provide benefits over the petroleum-based fuels they displace. To be a viable alternative to fossil fuels, a biofuel (ethanol or biodiesel) should provide a net energy gain, have superior environmental benefits, be economically competitive with fossil fuels and producible in large quantities without reducing the food security. Both…

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    “renewable energy.” “Biofuels” are a specific class of renewable energy that refers to biomass (versus other natural resources like sunlight) or harvested metabolites from living organisms that can be converted into a source of alternative energy. In addition to being renewable, these fuel sources also have lower greenhouse gas (i.e. CO2, CH4, etc.) emissions. The problem is, the creation of biofuels must be balanced with all the other necessities as the…

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    Algae Persuasive Speech

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    In the transesterification, the oil from algae is separated into glycerin and biodiesel. B. Biodiesel, Biojet fuel and green gasoline can be used in current engines. 1. Biojet fuel, Biodiesel, and green gasoline are molecular identical to the fuels that they are replacing (Algae Biofuels, n.d.). 2. The biofuels can be mixed with traditional fuels. (Summary…...Within the next 25 years, biofuels will probably be filling up our cars, fueling our flights, and making the world a more…

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    Some trees produce fruit improper to human and animal consumption, but this fruits can provide natural oil used to produce Biodiesel. Palm and jatropha trees are example of oilseed improper to consumption. These kind of tree are found in warm climate condition, a characteristic of third word countries, what makes biofuel production more attractive. Also some residues, as used greases and animal fats can be turned into Biodiesel, leveraging what before was just trash. Withal, Diesel/Biodiesel…

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    The fuel produced from the grass can increase trade with other countries. “What’s more, Switchgrass proponents say that fuel produced from the plant would make the United States more secure and independent, since it could be grown in America rather than imported from other nations.”(Clark, Josh “Grassoline” 4) The production of the fuel can create more jobs with the development of the biofuel industry. “If more people start shifting towards biofuels, a country can reduce its dependence on fossil…

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    Biodiesel Case Study

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    Brazil is the pioneer of advanced biofuels programmes in the world and the European was once the dominant manufacturer of the biodiesel industry. North America and Asia is taking an increasing part of the biodiesel capacity. So far as concerned, metropolitan public transit buses and school buses are both significant users of diesel fuels. If the biodiesel is applied to this majority, biodiesel market will be promising. Taking US school buses as an example, the demand of biodiesel shows excellent…

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    Corn Crush Case Study

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    Corn Crush: Ethanol Corn Crush otherwise known as ethanol plays a major role in the corn market. Roughly 40% of all corn produced is used for biofuels. That makes up a major portion of corn. Since 2005 the market for ethanol has grown exponentially. This is due largely in part by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This act increased the amount of biofuels that have to be mixed with gasoline (mainly ethanol). So not only did the demand for ethanol increase but the demand for corn also was increased…

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