Category Archives: Biofuels

Biofuels from Seaweed

Source: E. coli, best known for causing serious food poisoning, has been bioengineered to digest all the sugars found in seaweed and produce bioethanol and other useful products. The researchers estimate that seaweed farms along 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

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Dr Steven Chu at the National Energy Summit 2008

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Verticrop – growing crops downtown

The above image shows you the future in more ways than one. Firstly, what you see is algae being grown in a factory farming environment. Algae has great potential as eco-energy because it grows rapidly and up to 50% of … Continue reading

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UK govt starts to question biofuels option

image: biofuels protest outside Downing St., attended by The Coffee House earlier this year. Article Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said: “To tackle climate change we will need to develop new, cleaner fuels – but that doesn’t mean pushing forward indiscriminately … Continue reading

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Merging debate into solutions.

With many of the raging environment debates of the last few years now chilling & distilling into a hunt for solutions, it’s time for my other blog ‘Environment Solutions’ to merge seemlessly into The Coffee House. Here we discuss and … Continue reading

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Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology.

It’s not out there in your daily newspapers but within scientific journals and research centres across the globe there’s a lot of work & discussion on microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology. Researchers at the Biodesign Institute are using the tiniest … Continue reading

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“Don’t let invasive biofuel crops attack your country.”

Article At a United Nations meeting in Bonn, Germany, on Tuesday, scientists from the Global Invasive Species Program, the Nature Conservancy and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as well as other groups, presented a paper with a … Continue reading

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Ghana: food or biofuels

The world is in the grip of a food crisis with prices of various staples sky-rocketing. In Ghana, prices have more than doubled since the crisis. But in the midst of the challenges posed by the rise in world food … Continue reading

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Home made biodiesel is latest fashion craze.

Whilst out today enjoying the fabulous weather here in London and strolling through a local farmer’s market noting the extraordinarily high prices, I came across a stall with little to show except a few small jars of deep yellow liquid. … Continue reading

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London food scraps used to power homes.

Ealing has become the first London borough to recycle all its residents’ food waste into electricity. The council, which has been collecting leftovers for the past two years, uses tiny bugs to break down the food into fertiliser. The process, … Continue reading

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