Where Does Biomass Come From?

Biomass is a term that is coming up more frequently in alternative energy conversations. While many people simply refer to the plants used to make biofuels like ethanol as biomass, this...

How much wood would a wood car burn … | MNN

In July I wrote and made a video about Dave Nichols, an engineer, inventor, and all-around tinkerer who converted a pickup truck to run on wood and/or any other form...

China’s 5 Year Plan – The Overall Impact on Clean Technology

China's 5 year plan has once again stated a focus on Green sustainable energy technologies. The government already recognises that future economic growth cannot be sustained at the current pace with...

Planet Pundit: Is algae as green as it seems? | MNN

Harrison Dillon has a wonderful story to tell. I heard it the other day at TEDx Atlanta. Modeled on the globally famous TED conferences, TEDx Atlanta is an upbeat event where...

A Brief Description of Renewable Energy Sources

What are renewable energy sources and why are they so important? We keep hearing these terms "renewable energy", "renewable resources", "renewable energy sources" all over the news and in political discussions...

Low-emission diesel from seeds at just $1.40 a gallon | MNN

You take your Jetta TDI to the gas station and fill up on diesel, and then are sent reeling by the price — $1.40 a gallon. And while you’re trying...

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Biomass

What is Biomass? To better understand the advantages and disadvantages of biomass, one must first know what the term means. When an alternative fuel is created,...

What is biomass? | MNN

When you think of renewable energy, photovoltaic panels and wind turbines are likely the images that come to mind. But there's more to renewable energy than solar and wind. Biomass...

What is switchgrass? | MNN

Ethanol from switchgrass, a perennial plant traditionally used for foraging and decoration, promises to be among the next big biofuel breakthroughs marketed as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel. In fact,...

Biomass Fuels – What Are They and Why Are They Important?

"Biomass" has become something of a buzzword in recent years but what exactly does it mean? It means woody materials or agricultural waste, (such as rice hulls, sugar cane, or corn...

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