March 25, 2013
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…)
June 11, 2012
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…)
August 2, 2011
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…)
May 23, 2011
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…)
May 10, 2011
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…)
April 23, 2011
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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October 1, 2010
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…)
September 29, 2010
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…)
September 27, 2010
On October 14, the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative will host “Fueling Wisconsin’s Future: 2010 Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit.” The best news? If you’re a student, you can register to attend for free (and get a free breakfast, lunch, and evening reception out of it). Other attendees will pay 25 before October 1 and 35 from October 2 to October 14.The day-long event should serve as a great primer on current trends in the bioenergy industry, and will also make a great introduction for those new to the science. Doug Cameron of Alberti Advisors (a financing and advisory firm that assists new agricultural companies) will be speaking at 8:30 a.m. The rest of the day consists of workshops and presentations illustrating different aspects of bioenergy, concluding with a keynote address by Greg Hartgraves of POET. POET produces over 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol per year while educating the market about new technologies.