Researchers ditch the ethanol in favor of biofuels derived from junk crops and trash, like cornhusks
By Jason DaleyPosted 08.12.2008 at 4:40 pm 5 Comments
We all thought biofuels we’re going to be our eco-savior (what could be greener than running our cars on renewable corn, soy, or sugarcane?) That is, until it turned out eco-fuels contribute to rising food prices, put conservation land back into agricultural production, and turn into an all-around bust because fermentation of the starches and sugars put lots of CO2 into the atmosphere. But biofuels may yet make their mark on mother earth.
A radical new power plant aims to convert our dirtiest fossil fuel into clean-burning hydrogen
By SeÃ¡n CaptainPosted 02.01.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Big lumps of sooty coal hardly seem like the future of energy, but that's exactly what the U.S. Department of Energy predicts. Consumption of the fossil fuel-the main source of greenhouse gas and a major contributor to acid rain, smog and mercury poisoning-will hit 10.6 billion tons a year by 2030, a near doubling of the 5.4 billion tons burned in 2003, according to the agency.