Sunday, October 17, 2010

Biofuels Feasibility on Grass Substitues Explored

Sorry I havn't been posting lately, but here is Professor Smith's latest. I will be sure to post all of his upcoming youtube videos, which would be prudent to subscribe to.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

More on Biofuels

Quick video today, courtesy of professor Smith:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Biofuels, Part II

I think the wikipedia page describes them the best, biofuels are a serious alternative to the future funding of more MPG's.

Specifically, "green diesel" seems like it has potential, as the wikipedia page puts it:
Green diesel, also known as renewable diesel, is a form of diesel fuel which is derived from renewable feedstock rather than the fossil feedstock used in most diesel fuels. Green diesel feedstock can be sourced from a variety oils including canola, algae, jatropha and salicornia in addition to tallow. Green diesel uses tradional fractional distillation to process the oils, not to be confused with biodiesel which is chemically quite different and processed using transesterification.
“Green Diesel” as commonly known in Ireland should not be confused with dyed green diesel sold at a lower tax rate for agriculture purposes, using the dye allows custom officers to determine if a person is using the cheaper diesel in higher taxed applications such as commercial haulage or cars.[14]
Algae, which is actually being used in experiments at MIT to determine its propriety with electricity when properly provided with sunlight, is a great alternative. But will it work with cars? I'm not sure...

Brazil has started acquiring "green" fuels, so it has already come into practice, hope it works.