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How do you feed the world, make biofuel, and remain sustainable? In this World Economic Forum discussion, MIT chemical engineer Kristala Prather says that microbes might provide an answer. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 CONNECT WITH WIRED Web: http://wired.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIRED Facebook: https://facebook.com/WIRED Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/wired Google+: https://plus.google.com/+WIRED Instagram: http://instagram.com/WIRED Tumblr: http://WIRED.tumblr.com Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Engineering Sustainable ...
Biofuels play an important role in the energy concept of the German government. In order to guarantee the sustainability of biofuels rules were enacted. The video explains the principles of the German "Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance"(long version)
Dartmouth's Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society: Sustainable Biofuels: A Personal Odyssey Lee R. Lynd, Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design, Thayer School of Engineering October 16, 2009
Jack Pronk, Professor of Biotechnology and Microbiology at the Delft Technical University in the Netherlands discusses what it took to produce a truly sustainable second generation biofuel made using only the non-edible parts of plants. He dreams that one day advanced biofuels will totally replace petroleum.
Biofuels play an important role in the energy concept of the German government. In order to guarantee the sustainability of biofuels rules were enacted. The video explains the principles of the German "Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance" (short version)
Newer biofuels that don't impact on land use have been given a boost by the Environment Committee which has backed new rules recognising the dangers of land-use changes. Comment on European Parliament Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/europeanparliament EuroparlTV video ID: e60959a5-a1eb-472f-943b-a1f80114e3a6
There is an opportunity for the UK to align its need to develop new airport capacity with the development of sustainable bio jet fuels at scale. We should work to ensure that any new airport provide airlines with the best biofuels available.
Transportation of people and all of our stuff accounts for almost one-third of all carbon emissions in the U.S. This means that if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, one of the biggest ways you can make a difference is by how you get around. - - - The California Academy of Sciences is the only place in the world with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest all under one roof. Visit us online to learn more and to get tickets: http://www.calacademy.org. Connect with us! • Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/CASonFB • Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/CASonTwitter • Add us on Google+: http://bit.ly/CASonGoogle
Earth 2050 - The Future of Energy - Sustainable fuels from biofuels to artificial photosynthesis By the year 2050 the world populations will have grown to 9 billion, we will have vast Megacities, and energy demand will double. The number of cars will grow from 1 billion to 2 billion and our demand for resources will soar. We need new sources of energy and in particular new liquid fuels for transport. Whilst electric cars are on the rise, battery technology falls well short for applications in trucks and airplanes. These technolgies are around today with Brazil already producing 40% of its on transport liquid fuel by making ethanol from sugar cane. But this solution will not meet world demand due to competition for farming land between food and energy crops. To meet world demand 2nd ...
As America takes steps to improve our energy security, home-grown fuel sources are more important that ever. One of the fuel sources of the future is algae, small aquatic organisms that convert sunlight into energy and store it in the form of oil. Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and its national laboratories are researching the best strains of algae and developing the most efficient farming practices. This edition of Energy 101 shows how oil is extracted from algae and refined into sustainable biofuels. For more information on biofuels visit http://www.eere.energy.gov.
United is a leader in the advancement and use of sustainable aviation biofuel, making history in commercial aviation with its partnership with AltAir Paramount to bring commercial-scale, cost-competitive renewable jet fuel to its Los Angeles hub. United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport to San Francisco International Airport on Friday, March 11, 2016, was United’s first flight to use this new, made in California, renewable fuel.
Jack Pronk, Professor of Biotechnology and Microbiology at the Delft Technical University (Faculty of Applied Sciences) in the Netherlands discusses what it took to produce a truly sustainable second generation biofuel made using only the non-edible parts of plants. He dreams that one day advanced biofuels will totally replace petroleum.
Sustainable biofuels: prospects and challenges
Sustainable Biofuels for Aviation Greening the Deserts of the Earth Robert Whitfield, Greener by Design Future emissions of CO2 will have to be reduced to meet global climate concerns. For aircraft in the foreseeable future there is no real alternative, such as electricity, to kerosene: aviation is faced with a need to generate kerosene from non-fossil sources. Over the last few years, huge strides have been made in demonstrating processes that can convert biomass to kerosene and meet technical standards. The outstanding challenges are now to meet sustainability standards and to manufacture and deliver sufficient quantities of such fuel at a price that does not take aviation beyond the reach of consumers. What technical solutions are available to meet the large volume sustainability dem...
Transport is Europe’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter and the fastest growing sector from an emissions perspective. While biofuels are part of the solution, their future role is hotly contested as part of a debate on European-wide renewables policy post-2020. The outcome of this debate will have important implications for Ireland. Within this context, Dr. Deane and Mr. Cogan assess the potential role biofuels could play in transport sector decarbonisation within the EU and Ireland in the period to 2030 and beyond. Filmed on the 28th of November 2017
Biomass is an organic renewable energy source that includes materials such as agriculture and forest residues, energy crops, and algae. Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories are finding new, more efficient ways to convert biomass into biofuels that can take the place of conventional fuels like gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. This edition of Energy 101 shows how biomass is broken down and refined into sustainable biofuels via biochemical and thermochemical processes. For more information on biofuels visit http://www.eere.energy.gov.
Dr. Kimberly Ogden discusses the potential of algae-based biofuels as an alternative energy source. It turns out algae grows well in the desert, and the biofuel research here in Tucson is cutting edge stuff! Kimberly Ogden is currently teaching and conducting research at the University of Arizona. She received her BS degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvanina and her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the UA in the fall of 1992 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Kim's research focus includes bioreactor design for production of alternative fuels from algae and sweet sorghum and microbiological water quality. She is the engineering technical lead for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. Kimberly Ogden i...
Alaska Airlines says it, like the rest of the aviation industry, has done everything it can to improve fuel efficiency but that can only do so much. The Seattle-based airline says a concerted effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels is critical. Two new reports find that if policy makers take action, locally-grown sustainable biofuels can become a viable industry to power air travel. For years, Bill Glover, Boeing's environmental guru, has flown around the world trying to sow the seeds for sustainable aviation biofuels. Now, Glover, who's based in Seattle, says he's convinced one solution is right in his backyard. "It's our belief that local and regional efforts are going to be the way this gets going," said Glover as he helped unveiled the results of a 10-month study into the ...
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