Browse by Subject "Biofuels"

  • Barnes, Laura L. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2006-03)
    With gas prices soaring, people are looking for cheaper, renewable sources of fuel for their vehicles. Biodiesel fuel is used in diesel engines and is made from domestically available, renewable organic resources, such as ...

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  • Khanna, Madhu (Environmental Change Institute, 2010-06-15)
    How climate change, subsidies and competition from coal may affect the adoption of Miscanthus on Midwestern farms.

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  • Tokg��z, Simla (2009-03-05)
    The emergence and expansion of biofuel markets has had a large impact on the U.S. and international agricultural markets in the past few years. With continuing support for biofuels through policy initiatives in many ...

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  • Benedict, Matthew N. (2011-05-25)
    Methanosarcina acetivorans strain C2A is a marine methanogenic archaeon notable for its substrate utilization, genetic tractability, and novel energy conservation mechanisms. To help probe the implications of this organism’s ...

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  • Rund, Eric (2009-03)
    The short term future of renewable energy received a makeover during 2008. Volatile markets made corn ethanol a risky business, the public’s attitude toward it changed for the worse, we elected a new administration which ...

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  • Du, Jing (2012-08-02)
    In recent years, an increasing desire to develop a feasible alternative to fossil fuels has led to an increased amount of attention in the area of bioconversion—particularly that of converting plant-derived lignocellulosic ...

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  • Cheng, Way Lee (2011-01-14)
    Biodiesel fuels and their blends with diesel are often used to reduce carbon trace and to help reducing engine emissions. However, previous studies have shown mixed effects of biodiesel on NOx emissions. Operating a ...

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    Panel discussion. Moderator: Nils Jacobsen (Director, CLACS, University of Illinois).

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  • Yamada, Toshihiko (2009-03)
    Bioenergy from plant biomass could make a substantial contribution to the alleviation of global problems in climate change and energy security. Bio-ethanol comes from three categories of feedstock: sugar based, starch based ...

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  • Nunez Amortegui, Hector Mauricio (2013-02-03)
    Being the two largest ethanol producers in the world, transportation fuel policies in Brazil and the U.S. affect not only their domestic markets but also the global food and biofuel economy. Hence, the complex biofuel ...

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  • Sonka, Steve (2009-03)
    Employing large amounts of agricultural resources to produce renewable sources of energy presents challenges and opportunities. While considerable attention has been devoted to on-farm production issues, much less attention ...

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  • Barnes, Laura L. (Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, 2005)
    A compilation of alternative fuels information resources, including web sites, books, and journal articles.

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  • Summerfield, Gale (2009-03)
    Volatility of prices for petroleum, biofuels, and food has had broad social impacts over the last two years and raised many questions. Drawing on experiences of countries, such as Brazil, the US, and China, this paper ...

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  • Khanna, Madhu (2009-03)
    Growing reliance on food-based biofuels has created considerable controversy about its impact on food prices and the environment and led to skepticism about its sustainability. The concept of sustainability in the context ...

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  • Scheffran, J��rgen (ed.); Summerfield, Gale (ed.) (Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009)
    Biofuel production has soared in this decade with backing from government mandates. Seeking to address global warming, promote alternatives to fossil fuels, and increase independence in energy production, many countries ...

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