Friday, October 27, 2006

Ford May Impliment Ethanol Injection in Vehicles

This is one of the more promising ethanol technologies. It would mean a substantial miles per gallon improvement using ethanol as opposed to the substantial loss using ethanol in current flex fuel vehicles. I can't help but think this would be a huge hit with motorists. -- Jeff Goettemoeller
MIT Ups MPG 30 Percent With Ethanol-Injected Engine | TechFreep Automotive: "Ethanol Boosting Systems is currently working alongside Ford to implement the ethanol-injection system in future models."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Leftovers from harvest are potential fuel source

The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Leftovers from harvest are potential fuel source:
by Hal Bernton -- October 16, 2006
"Federal studies at the University of Nebraska's research center in Mead indicate that on some lands all the corn residues should be left.
On others, only a portion should be removed, and researchers here are scrambling to develop new guidelines they hope farmers will respect."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Chevron and NREL to Advance Cellulosic Biofuel | Chevron and NREL to Advance Cellulosic Biofuels:
October 6, 2006
"Researchers from CTV and NREL will collaborate on projects to develop the next generation of process technologies that will convert cellulosic biomass, such as forestry and agricultural wastes, into biofuels such as ethanol and renewable diesel."

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Glue made from ethanol leftovers might be worth more than fuel

This could be a great way to make cellulosic ethanol viable. Rather than trying to squeeze out more ethanol, making good use of coproducts might make the whole operation profitable with existing ethanol extraction technology. -- Jeffrey Goettemoeller
Glue made from ethanol leftovers might be worth more than fuel | WTN:
by Margaret Broeren, Wisconsing Technology Network -- September 26, 2006
"Rather than dwelling on finding ways to squeeze extra ethanol out of biomass from crops such as switchgrass, Weimer is concentrating his research on the leftovers. He thinks that the large heap of fermentation residue from the ethanol-making process - what many people consider a byproduct - could be far more valuable than the ethanol itself."