Environmental Issue Paper
Biofuels: The Pros and Cons
A hot topic all over the world today is whether or not biofuels should be implemented to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Biofuels are defined as “liquid fuels derived from biological materials; can be made from plants, vegetable...
DATE: September 30, 2008
Executive Summary: The power and prosperity of The United States of America will be severely hindered if changes are not taken within the next few years to reduce its dependency on oil and improve its usage of biofuel. The process to become less dependent...
energy. A very specific sort of energy called biofuel which can be used in everything from a car to a plane. All we need is a little sun.
V. Preview: To help you become a little bit more knowledgeable, I’m going to explain to you exactly what biofuels are, why you should care, and give you a couple...
EU policy: “By 2020, 10% of transport fuel in the EU should be supplied from Biofuels”
The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive (RED) required a 10% share of renewable energy in the transport sector by 2020; biofuels must emit a minimum of 35% less greenhouse gases (GHG) than the fossil fuels...
Biofuels: Mandating Harmful Consequences
Energy is the common currency of all living things; something all species need. While plants rely directly on the sun for energy, humans rely on an array of sources like wind, fossil-fuel, water, solar, and more recently biofuels. Of these biofuels, which...
produced to power both vehicles and electrical generators around the world; biofuels. Biofuels are renewable gas or liquid fuels made from plant matter such as corn, sugar cane and vegetable oils. The two main types of biofuels are known as ethanol and biodiesel; both made from feedstock and are expected...
The world market for biofuels has expanded leading to global competition. Many countries are passing laws supporting biofuel industries due to the rise in oil prices, global warming, and economic opportunity. As oil prices rise, the demand for biofuel increases. The problem with the increase...
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The term biofuel is used to define fuels that are obtainable from plants or animals. Being a renewable source, it is gaining attention all over the world today. Biofuel is defined as fuel comprising of mono-alkyl esters of long fatty acids...
Biofuel is defined as solid, liquid, or gas fuel derived from recently dead biological material. The difference between our petroleum and biofuel is that petroleum is derived from long dead biological material. Sources of biofuel include plants with high contents of sugar and starch or plants with high...
Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby...
Biofuels: Are They Actually Ecofriendly?
Biofuels: Are they actually ecofriendly?
Biofuels as said by David Tilman and Jason Hill, “…are not created equal.” I always thought biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel were a big step forward into reducing the global impact of fuel;...
Another temporary solution would be biofuels. While politicians have conveniently put biofuels as the solution to all our problems, it unfortunately is not. Once all the CO2 production involved with creating biofuels is accounted for, the only truly carbon neutral biofuel is one based off sugarcane, not...
Biomass is often called ‘bioenergy’ or ‘biofuels’. These biofuels are produced from organic materials, either directly from plants or indirectly from industrial, commercial, domestic or agricultural products.
Biofuels fall into two main categories:
Wood biomassﾧ includes forest...
a little confused, I don’t have a lot of sources that show the history of biofuels because its so new. So should I just leave it out then?]
Aillery, M. and Malcolm, S. (2009, March). Growing Crops for Biofuels Has Spillover Affect. Amber Waves, 7, 10-16. Retreived April 18, 2009 from...
Concepts for Biofuel Production Model
The world will run out of fuel to power our transportation within the next couple generations. The pollutants and greenhouse gases that we our emitting while using the remaining fuel has a negative impact on the earth’s biosphere. Our dependency on foreign oil does...
prices. Oil prices further heightened the costs of fertilizers, food transport, and industrial agriculture. Other causes may be the increasing use of biofuels in developed countries and an increasing demand for a more varied diet (especially meat) across the expanding middle-class populations of Asia. These...
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lipid-content algae grown in ponds, utilizing waste CO2 from coal fired power plants” (Sheehan, Dunahay, Benemann, and Roessler, 1998).
“Solix Biofuels is the sole supplier of the AGSTM Technology-a controlled environment for cultivating oil-rich microalgae. The microalgae are used to produce biocrude...
markets for Biobutanol while Asia Pacific and rest of the world are still depending much on the conventional fossil fuels.
Although demands of biofuels is rising in global market but the fermentation method is highly inefficient and produces a less amount of Biobutanol, thus scientists are working...
Barbara Passero. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. St Edwards University. 13 Oct. 2008
Support for Biofuels:
Nathan Glasgow and Lena Hansen. "Ethanol Can Replace Gasoline." Current Controversies: Alternative Energy Sources. Ed. Darrin Gunkel. Detroit: Greenhaven...
The Quest for Biofuels: Issues and Concerns
Biofuels have been billed as an important component in the United States bid to become less dependent on foreign energy. As the price of crude oil continues to increase, and as the country sets its sights on becoming less dependent on foreign oil the...
generation. In order to qualify for the tax credit, diesel fuel was added to the black liquor to create a mixture that contained a high percentage of biofuel (the black liquor) and a small percentage of fossil fuel (the diesel). Thus, a government incentive that was designed to encourage the production...
increase in supply of liquid hydrocarbons will come from the use of hi-tech production methods and alternative fuels such as natural gas liquids and biofuel.
* OPEC policy
Today OPEC countries control about 42% of global oil production. Oil prices act as a decisive factor for budget revenue planning...
World Biofuels to 2018
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World demand to be driven by government policies
World biofuel demand will continue to rise through 2018, supported by government policies designed
to promote energy independence, support...
Comparison of Biomass and Biofuels
SCI207: Dependence of Man
Instructor: Dr. Dariush Azimi
June 13, 2011
Revised June 21, 2011
When having to wonder how the environment is fairing with all the global warming and climate changes on going in the world. There are...
analyst with the (NREL) or National Renewable energy Laboratory, states in an interview with Clayton B Cornell that currently two companies, Solix Biofuels in CO, and Greenfuel Technologies Corp. In Mass. Have successfully purchased enough land and researchers to begin production of Algae farms. The...
as biofuel has already set a new dimension to world’s fuel mythologies of exhausting fossil fuels by next century. It paved the way to the scientists to divert from the traditional chase behind the carbon cycle to discover the ideal fuel for man kind’s usage amidst preserving globe.
2. Biofuel is...
Biofuels are greener and more ‘responsible’ than nuclear energy. Evaluate.
Fuels that have been extracted from plants and crops are known as biofuels. Of these, the most commonly extracted and used one is Bioethanol and Biodiesel. Biofuels is a renewable source of energy that is often broken into...
Article #2 10/9/08 In bloom: growing algae for biofuel Paul Henley BBC NEWS 10/9/08 There are many different alternatives to gasoline that are now trying to be established as a new source of fuel for our vehicles and other transportation. Algae, is a type of plant that grows in aquariums on the...
published on the 11th of October 2011, IPS reports out on an increase in food prices due to dramatic climate changes and the increase in demand for biofuels (See Figure 1), which are fuels derived immediately from living matter. Just before World Food Day, which occurred five days after the report was...
alternative fuel that comes from 100% renewable resources. Many people believe that Biodiesel is the fuel of the future. Some people would also call it as Biofuel. Biodiesel does not contain petroleum, but can be mixed with petroleum to produce a biodiesel blend. The most common bio diesel blends are B20 (20%...
Global Biofuels Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Industry, Report and Forecasts 2014
Research Beam adds a report titled “Global Biofuels Industry Market Research Report 2014” that provides detailed information of the Global Biofuels Industry. The report is an excellent piece...
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bargaining process, riddled with inequities, which frequently go against the poor. Recently, there have been major strides in producing and using biofuels worldwide, especially in Brazil, China, India, the United States and South Africa, in response to climate change and rising oil prices. Today, Brazil...
production and the demand for alternative biofuels. According to the article by Scott, the share of total domestic corn production has increased drastically over the last several years as the demand for ethanol continues to increase. This demand for biofuel will alter the way cash crops are farmed a...
Now that gasoline is $ 3.09 and is predicted to go up even more. Wouldn't you like to find a different way to get fuel and save money? It is known that American drivers fill their vehicles with nearly one hundred billion gallons of gasoline every year. If gas stayed at $ 3.09, we would spend...
worth mentioning are biofuels, fossil fuels, hydrogen fuel, and nuclear energy. Each of these must be analyzed to see which would be the best option for the United States considering the economic and environmental consequences that will occur because of the switch from oil.
Biofuels are clean burning...
Table 1: Some Important Air Polluting Sectors (2)
|Sector |Air Pollutants Emitted |
|Biofuel Combustion |Mostly CO; |
| |also SO2...
structures according to a social contract in order to overcome what problem identified by Thomas Hobbes? (Points : 5)
7. (TCOs 3, 6)Agricultural biofuels are not properly a renewable source of energy in the environmental ethics debate. Which of the following also is not a renewable….? (Points : 5)
Biomass Energy and Biofuels: An Overview
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Biomass Energy and Biofuels: An Overview
Thanks to the industrial revolution that made it possible for exponential economic growth, human beings are currently living in an era characterized by the staggering amount of...
by aiding in reforming its Policies specifically regarding human rights and agriculture while Venezuela agrees to make the United States their sole biofuel trader partner.
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Greenhouses will be used to extend the possible growing season. Soybeans can serve two good purposes. They can be used as food or as a way to make biofuel. This is great for the arctic environment where it is difficult to get supplies such as food and gasoline. With a steady supply of food and fuel more...
feedstock, any raw material used for an industrial process, and can be made into liquid or gas form. Bio Diesel and Bio gas are the two main types of biofuel. Bio diesel can be obtained from the fermentation of corn, sugarcane, vegetable oil, used frying oil or other starch- or sugar-rich crops. There are...
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cars filled with “premium” fuel in rallies as they can show incredible results for the bio-vehicles. In the future plans company is going to sponsor “biofuel” races in Dubai.
[VGT] oil is the business organization, which is providing the product of future. Our product is the vegetable oil, for...
Biofuels, Are they the Answer?
Bio-fuels are also known as agro fuels. They are a renewable source of energy made from animal and vegetable material and a large portion of municipal solid and industrial waste. Bio-fuels are major sources of fuel from biomass. Biomass is any organic material stored in...
Estimating the Cost-effectiveness of Biofuels
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Biofuels- Will it help?
We have been using fossil fuels as our energy source for many, many years now, but they are starting to run out. We are consuming more fossil fuels than that are produced. Biofuels are a rather recent alternative to using fossil fuels. Biofuels are...
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Food Topic: Food for Fuel
As the terrible social impacts of food-crop based biofuels continues to stir debate, so do questions about pollution and global warming, and the issues that need to be addressed to curve this ecological problem. Most scientists and environmentalists...
a surging demand for biofuels in the wake of increasing oil prices and rising environmental concerns. The most common biofuel is bio-ethanol accounting for more than 90% of total biofuel usage. It is increasingly produced from sugar cane making cane a strategic crop for biofuels. Given the growing demand...
This growth is mainly attributed to reduction in nitrogen and phosphorus pollution coupled with increased demand in protein.
Biofuels, food & beverages, animal feed and detergent are the key application segments. Food and beverage industry accounted for over 37% of global revenue...
Lately the production of biofuels has been discussed quiet frequently and many people have started focusing on the question if the production of biofuels actually is environmental friendly. Firstly, what is a biofuel? Biofuels refer to any solid, liquid or gas fuel that has been...
There is strong growth in the use of biofuels, allowing the transport sector to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases when the full life cycle of the fuels is considered. To maximize their environmental benefit, however, it is important to produce biofuels in a way that minimizes negative impacts...
Some of the drivers behind the growing demand of global industrial Enzymes market include increase in demand of consumer goods, surge in demand for biofuel, increase research and development investment of industrial enzymes, and need of cost reduction and resource optimization in the production process...
A biofuel is made from a biological process known as carbon fixation. These biofuels are gotten from the conversion of biomass, solid biomass, liquid fuels as well as biogases. The biofuels are continued to be known because of the high prices of fossil...
Rice, T. (2011). Biofuels are driving food prices higher. The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/jun/01/biofuels-driving-food-prices-higher
The state of food and agriculture. (2008).Food...
restorative measures which we take must be calculated with prudence and creativity, but always through an emphasis that puts precedent on earth’s residents. Biofuels have quickly become a popular response towards offsetting our addiction to oil. Its development and promotion, however, has ignored this modis operandi...
development lead to the production of a device that will change the way we fuel our cars.
The Gas Replacer will transition a gas-powered engine to run on Biofuels. Since this device is unprecedented, there are many questions out there about the product. Should I buy it? What are the benefits of installing one...
other alternatives such as biofuels, hydrogen and electricity. However, they will lead to undesired increase in carbon emissions whereas biofuels, hydrogen and electricity offer an opportunity to completely eliminate the carbon foot-print in the transport system.
Biofuel is a term for fuel produced...