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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 ...
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"(long version)
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 ...
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
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
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)
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.
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...
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
Symposium ACIS 2012 Science and Development, Swiss-Colombian Bilateral Relations about Scientific Exchange. EPFL Lausanne, 2nd and 3rd of November 2012. This talk features: Speaker: Juan David VILLEGAS (EPFL-UNIVALLE-UAO ) Title: Sustainable Biofuels for North Andean Countries Summary: Following the Brazilian example, large scale biofuel programs are being implemented in developing countries of large potential for expansion of their agricultural frontier, such as Colombia and Venezuela. However, this "gold-rush" does not come without its threats. Potential climate change benefits can be overshadowed by other sustainability impacts, especially when expansion reaches critical ecosystems. The SUBA project is born out of these concerns. The potential of agro-industria residues for biofuel p...
Algae.Tec is a globally focused advanced renewable oil company. Algae.Tec is commercializing an enclosed modular high-yield algae to oil growth system at the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Algae.Tec is a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the ADR market in the USA. The Algae.Tec photo bio-reactors use water, sunlight and nutrients to grow algae that produces high-value sustainable fuels such as biodiesel and jet fuel. Facilities are being constructed at Nowra south of Sydney, Australia and the Holcim manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka. Roll-out plans include sites in China, Germany and USA.