- Biofuel - an environment friendly energy source. Anjum, Shakeel A.; Ehsanullah; Nawaz, Mohsin; Ashraf, Umair // Technology Times;7/21/2014, Vol. 5 Issue 30, p2
The article focuses on the use of biofuel as a reliable source of energy which generates lower level of greenhouse gases compared to fossil fuel sources.
- Biofuel Bust. Bailey, Ronald // Reason;Feb2010, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p10
The article discusses a study which determines the negative impact of cellulosic biofuels on greenhouse gas mitigation in the U.S.
- EU carbon dioxide emissions declined last year. RAVENSCROFT, MICHAEL // Chemical Week;6/9/2014, Vol. 176 Issue 16, p16
The article reports on the 2.5% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion in the European Union (EU) in 2013 and mentions topics including EU countries with the highest emissions and contribution of carbon dioxide on the total EU greenhouse gas emissions.
- The significance of nitrous oxide emission from biofuel crops on arable land: a Swedish perspective. Klemedtsson, Â. Kasimir; Smith, K. A. // Biogeosciences Discussions;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p6743
The current regulations governing biofuel production in the European Union require that they have to mitigate climate change, by producing >35% less greenhouse gases (GHG) than fossil fuels. There is a risk that this may not be achievable, since land use for crop production inevitably emits the...
- THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE. // Parliamentarian;2014, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p198
The article offers information on the Working Group Reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It states that the assessment reports published by the IPCC covers various topics including climate science, the global impact of climate change, and the increase of...
- Characterization of Lignocellulolytic Enzymes from White-Rot Fungi. Manavalan, Tamilvendan; Manavalan, Arulmani; Heese, Klaus // Current Microbiology;Apr2015, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p485
The development of alternative energy sources by applying lignocellulose-based biofuel technology is critically important because of the depletion of fossil fuel resources, rising fossil fuel prices, security issues regarding the fossil fuel supply, and environmental issues. White-rot fungi have...
- Advanced Biofuels. // Advanced Biofuels -- SW;2011, p1
Like first-generation biofuels derived from corn and soybeans, advanced biofuels provide a domestic alternative to foreign oil. The benefits of advanced biofuels are that they do not compete with global food sources and they are better at reducing GHG emissions. Advanced biofuels can be both...
- The real path to green energy: Hybrid nuclear-renewable power. Forsberg, Charles // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov2009, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p65
A targeted use of nuclear power could solve the major problems of renewable energy sources by providing carbon-emission-free power for biofuel refineries and backup energy for solar, wind, and other renewable sources.
- Enhanced characteristics of genetically modified switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for high biofuel production. Hui Shen; Poovaiah, Charleson R.; Ziebell, Angela; Tschaplinski, Timothy J.; Pattathil, Sivakumar; Gjersing, Erica; Engle, Nancy L.; Katahira, Rui; Yunqiao Pu; Sykes, Robert; Fang Chen; Ragauskas, Arthur J.; Mielenz, Jonathan R.; Hahn, Michael G.; Davis, Mark; Neal Stewart Jr., C.; Dixon, Richard A. // Biotechnology for Biofuels;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Background: Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most promising renewable and clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. However, the resistance to accessibility of sugars embedded in plant cell walls (so-called recalcitrance) is a major barrier to...