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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)
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
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
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.
Part of the University of Washington's Engage Program, Kelly Fleming presented her PhD research on Producing Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Biofuels. This talk was presented at Town Hall Seattle as part of the 2015 UW Science Now lecture series on April 23, 2015.
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 ...
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham explain how their work on Bio-fuel and it's social impact is a pioneering project in the UK. Assuring sustainable biofuels at the University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/priorities/scienceandtechnology/casestudies/assuringsustainablebiofuels.aspx Find out more about the Food and Biofuel Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/biosciences/divisions/food/foodandbiofuelinnovationcentre.aspx
Subscribe to Talk Nerdy To Me: http://bit.ly/13pYPNQ Watch more Talk Nerdy To Me: http://bit.ly/XFlOAo HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria sits down with Dr. Frances Arnold to discuss her "directed evolution" methodology, including how it could reduce dependence on fossil fuels. HuffPost Science invites you to going the discussion with top scientists covering the latest news in spaceflight, brain/body research, evolution, and the influence of science on culture. HuffPost Science video property is a part of the AOL On Network. Leave us a comment on any Aol video with your thoughts, feedback, and perspective! Original air date: February 25, 2013 More Talk Nerdy To Me Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/talk-nerdy-to-me Follow: http://www.twitter.com/CaraSantaMaria ...
Antonio De Palmas, president of Boeing European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization relations and U.S. Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt talk about the future of biofuels in aviation. Video was made with participation of the Carnegie Europe and Edelman |The Centre Low-Carbon Transport Initiative More information: http://carnegieeurope.eu/events/?fa=3303
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)
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...
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.
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.
My name is Dr. Caye Drapcho and I am an associate professor of Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University. I'm conducting research on different ways that we can produce sustainable biofuels to help our nation get off of it's fossil fuel addiction. This line of research was brought to us by the Peach Council in South Carolina. They were very forward thinking in their thought that they are wasting about ten percent of their fresh fruit harvest every year simply because it's not perfect. There are still a lot of sugars available in those waste, cull peaches that we can ferment into biofuel. Our project looks at those waste peaches and converts them into hydrogen gas, which can then be a sustainable biofuel for the future. A lot of times we want to strike another oil well, we want to have...
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.
Learn the basics about the economic, environmental and social effects of biofuels as part of the fuels chapter within environmental chemistry. SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many more educational videos. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. JOIN our platform at www.fuseschool.org This video is part of 'Chemistry for All' - a Chemistry Education project by our Charity Fuse Foundation - the organisation behind The Fuse School. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Find our other Chemistry videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0gavSzhMlReKGMVfUt6YuNQsO0bqSMV Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experi...
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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.