Biofuels are a type of renewable fuel that is derived from biomass, often plant matter or another kind of biological material. They are used to partially or completely replace petroleum-derived fossil fuels. Kinds of biofuels include solid biomass, liquid fuels and biogases. Specific examples include bioethanol, made from sugar and starch crops, and biodiesel, made from vegetable oils, animals fats and other recycled greases.
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the biofuel industry.
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As we enter 2013, what are some of the challenges that both airlines and airports will face?
January 3, 2013 5:51am |
The bill approved in Congress in a last-minute holiday vote to avoid the fiscal cliff included a slew of tax provisions that benefit an assortment of industries.
2 | January 3, 2013 5:00am |
Kansas City is using sewer sludge to turn a profit.
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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid implementation and worries.
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2 | November 30, 2012 9:25am |
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31 | November 28, 2012 3:00am |
Scientific American released its list of 10 world-changing ideas, which include civilian uses for drones, popping pills to prevent Alzheimer's and genome sequencing for fetuses.
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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about biofuel production.
4 | October 29, 2012 2:26am |
After spending tens of millions of dollars in pursuit of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production, BP has walked away from the project.
1 | October 26, 2012 9:49am |
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1 | October 23, 2012 10:56am |
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17 | October 11, 2012 2:12am |
Two architects' ambitious idea for a building that cuts down on nearby carbon dioxide.
4 | October 7, 2012 12:12pm |
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11 | October 5, 2012 3:14am |
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1 | September 6, 2012 3:00am |
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