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The relationship between plants and bioenergy

July 23, 2013
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Plants store energy from the sun, and that energy can be released as bioenergy.

The plants used to produce bioenergy are called biomass. They’re often waste products from farms and the food and timber industries. Other plants are grown to produce bioenergy. Corn and soybeans are grown in the U.S., sugar beets in Europe, sugar cane in South America, and palm oil in Asia.

The most common biofuel worldwide is ethanol. It’s produced from corn or sugar (more…)

The relationship between animals and bioenergy

June 6, 2013
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There is a relationship between animals and bioenergy. Put simply, bioenergy is a renewable energy source, and it’s derived from animals and their byproducts. However, bioenergy can also be gathered from other living organisms like plants. Bioenergy actually comes from biomass, and it can be turned into gas fuels, liquid, heat and electricity.

How It Works

The sun produces an enormous amount of energy. Each day, gigantic amounts of energy are blasted onto the plant in the form of sunshine. Biomass is basically energy that plants and organic matter have captured from sunshine. Plants use a process called (more…)

Going back to school: Other fields of bioengineering

March 25, 2013
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There are many specialized fields in bioengineering you can become an expert in. The global expansion of our populations has changed the way we use our resources. The solutions to these problems will come from our future scientists and engineers. We will need the imagnination and vision of these educated people.

Bioengineering and cellular studies have a big impact on the future of alternative energy sources as well as reinforcing the health of our environment. (more…)

Bioenergy around the world

June 11, 2012
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Bioenergy is any sort of naturally grown material that has stored energy from sunlight. This could be wood, hay, grass or any of a dozen other different types of plants that have a huge, untapped energy potential. And depending on where you are in the world there are different methods of making use of this energy.

Perhaps the most obvious method of getting bioenergy is by burning the plant material. However, that’s not very efficient and other (more…)

Improving bioenergy’s commercial viability

August 2, 2011
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Bioenergy has not take over the energy market for the simple fact that it is not commercially viable. Making bioenergy commercially viable will take a couple of steps, some political and some scientific. By overriding these barriers it’s possible that the majority of energy produced could be from a renewable biological source.
The first barrier to bioenergy is the political aspect. There is much more energy efficient alternatives to corn for producing ethanol or biodiesel fuel. However, since the government is so heavily (more…)

Bioenergy publications across the country

May 23, 2011
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Bioenergy publications across the country are educating us on the many ways to save the environment and and to save us money. Research, testing and manufacturing are being done in most states and countries. Recycling our waste to produce a product that can be used instead of wasted has been our goal for years.

Population growth requires more building and building produces a high level of waste for our environment. Companies, organizations, towns, and countries are now (more…)

Important figures in the bioenergy world

May 10, 2011
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The bioenergy industry is growing in importance as key members of Congress and the White House administration grasp the need to wean the nation from foreign oil dependence. As a result a new generation of biofuel industry executives are gaining prominence in the field. Among the industry’s key players are Sean O’Hanlon, Executive Director, American Biofuels Council, who has been an important figure in advancing the grass-roots support for biofuels among the American public.
Bliss Baker, of (more…)

Bioenergy: Renewable Energy from Biological Sources

April 23, 2011
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Bioenergy is a renewable energy that is from biological sources and is to be used for things such as heating, electricity and even vehicle fuel. Bioenergy is derived from plant materials from agricultural crops and is known as Biofuel in North America.

Bioenergy is becoming popularity as oil prices climb and global warming continues to deliver carbon dioxide emissions. Although gasoline and diesel are considered ancient biofuels, they are better known as fossil fuels because they are made from things that have been dead and buried for millions of years. Biofuels today are made from plants that are growing today and there fore much more safe and renewable.

The biological material used in Bioenergy is called biomass. Wood is the largest bio mass used today and has been used since people started using fire to cook on and keep warm. Biomass can be used for fuel, power productions and products that would other wise use fossil fuels.

Switchgrass is a type of grass that has been researched and found to renewable bioenergy crop since about the 1980′s. Switchgrass is an excellent choice for bioenergy sources because it is strong as it can stand through drought and flooding. It also requires little care and fertilization which makes it even better for the environment.

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Texas AgriLife Research gets a helping hand

October 1, 2010
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The Texas A&M University System has hosted its own agricultural research facility since 1887. Today, the station is known as Texas AgriLife Research, and it has been a part of some of the biggest breakthroughs in agricultural and life science through the years, from developing crops for Texas to innovative cloning experiments. Thanks to a generous 1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agrilife Research is now set to throw its hat into the bioenergy arena.The specific project involves working with energy sorghum, a specialized type of sorghum plant which produces high-quality ethanol. Researchers will be picking and choosing from a variety of sorghum traits to produce 300 different strains, and then analyze the results to see which produces the highest yield with the least number of problems. Geneticist Dr. John Mullet is the lead researcher on the project. In the past, researchers were able to gather 20 tons per acre of the crop, but various issues kept it from being optimal. (more…)

“Biofuels Digest,” Florida’s premier biofuel online newsletter

September 29, 2010
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Biofuels Digest is perhaps the greatest testament to the power of biofuels to change the world. While they still occupy only a small amount of the energy source makeup in America, they have inspired Floridian Jim Lane to create a daily digest newsletter which has over 75,000 readers and an Asian branch. Even more impressive, it’s become an authority in the industry, with rankings like “The 30 Most Transformative Technologies) and the “50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” attracting major attention.BD is in the process of coming up with a new ranking, the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy,” as decided by reader votes. The ballots are open to registered subscribers for the next week, after which the Digest‘s editorial board will contribute their own votes to the ballot. (more…)

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