Crops for biodiesel contain between 4% and 62% extractable vegetable oil by weight. Oil is extracted physically, in a mechanical press, or chemically, by the use of an organic...
Turning Plant Sugar into EthanolLast Updated on 2012-08-22 at 14:54
Today, a vintner creating the next great cabernet, a moonshiner making whiskey, and an engineer processing biomass employ brewer’s yeast, the fungus Saccharomyces... More »
Cellulosic biofuelsLast Updated on 2012-06-05 at 20:57
Cellulosic biofuels are fuels produced from cellulose (fibrous material) derived from renewable biomass.
This article was derived from Congressional Research... More »
Biomass conversion into fuelsLast Updated on 2012-06-03 at 15:07
Biomass, a source of renewable energy, is organic biological material such as wood, wood waste, municipal solid waste, straw, sugar cane, algae, and many... More »
Fuels From an Ancient CropLast Updated on 2012-05-07 at 19:22
?Main Image: Chemical engineer Akwasi Boateng (right) and mechanical engineer Neil Goldberg (center) adjust pyrolysis process conditions while chemist Charles Mullen... More »