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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)
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 ...
In Europe, transport accounts for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 97% of all energy used in transport comes from fossil fuels. This is unsustainable. Europe needs a more sustainable energy future. In 2009, the EU passed the Renewable Energy Directive. Europe’s goal was ambitious and sensible: 10% renewable energy in transport by 2020. Thanks to that policy, first-generation biofuels today are a successful and important alternative to fossil fuels in transport. Europe is now home to a well-established industry that makes clean, renewable fuels, produced mainly from European crops. The biofuels industry has invested billions across the EU. Biofuels support 220,000 jobs and provide farmers with additional income. The benefits of biofuels are significant. First-generation biofuel...
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)
Sustainable biofuels: prospects and challenges
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
This video provides an overview of key sustainability issues that the AHB sustainability team is investigating. It starts with importance of sustainability study and who are doing this sustainability research. Then the video focuses on environmental, economic and social aspects of the biofuels sustainability and how this integrated effort will ensure developing a sustainable hardwood biofuels framework in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at hardwoodbiofuels.org. “This video is provided for informational purposes about the AHB project and is not intended as a publication of research results. The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the individual interviewees and have not been subject to a peer-review validation process.”
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...
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 ...
Can we grow sustainable biofuels in the UK? Prof Stephen Long discusses some of the big challenges in the field, the possibilities, and how a new generation of scientists will contribute to the work. Visit www.intobiology.org.uk to discover more about the potential impacts of biofuels.
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
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
The video shows why we need sustainable biofuels in order to decarbonize the transport sector. They save GHG-emissions, secure jobs in rural areas and supply protein rich animal feed.
Sustainable bioenergy is an important issue in the renewable energy mix. This movie introduce this technology and the circumstances around it.
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.
Green Party MP Jeanette Fitzsimons and Green Party political advisor Rick Leckinger talk the talk about how New Zealand needs to walk the walk on sustainable biofuels. Jeanette has legislation ready to go which will protect New Zealand's sustainable biofuels industry from overseas biofuels - many of which are made from razing food crops and rainforests - not a sustainable way to go...
Sustainable alternative fuels are one of the most exciting and promising opportunities for reducing aviation's greenhouse gas emissions while improving local air quality. ICAO's work in this area is presented by Ted Thrasher of the ICAO Environment.