This category contains non-commercial scientific, educational, and governmental references to biomass and biofuel. Biomass is organic non-fossil material. It comprises the mass of all biological organisms, dead or alive, excluding biological mass that has been transformed by geological processes into substances such as coal or petroleum. Solid biomass comes in different forms including what comes directly from the “producers” (grass, trees, shrubs, crop husks, etc.) and that which comes as waste from the animals that consume the producers (droppings or dung from animals and waste from humans). Biofuel is any fuel that originates from biomass. The three classes of biomass used for combustion are solid (e.g. wood, dried plants and animal waste), liquid (e.g. ethanol, methanol and vegetable oil) and gaseous (e.g. bio-methane and hydrogen). Reference: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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Algae for Biofuels
Group of scientists, businessmen and algae growers provide information on growing algae for the production of biofuels.
American Methanol Institute
A non-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to supporting the greater use of methanol as a clean energy resource.
Austrian Biofuels Institute
An international centre of competence for liquid biofuels such as biodiesel and bioethanol. News items, articles, scope of their efforts, and a list of members.
Provides ethanol and biodiesel companies with feasibility studies and analysis. Describes various technologies available, links to upcoming events, and their trade magazines.
Includes a collection of news items, links to biofuel websites, articles, and events.
Biofuels: Journey to Forever
Biofuels site provides comprehensive information about biodiesel and ethanol with a lot more about environment friendly nature of biofuels.
Biomass and Bioenergy
An international journal publishing original research papers, reviews and case studies on biological resources, chemical and biological processes, and biomass products for new renewable sources of energy, food and materials. Tables of contents with abstracts; full text by subscription.
CHAPOSA - Charcoal Potential In Southern Africa
Project investigating the potential for a sustainable supply of charcoal to low-income households in urban areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ecological System Engineering
Sustainabale small biosystem and bioenergy projects for food and fuel for integrated rural and urban uses.
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Information about the upcoming conference and exhibition as well as previous conferences.
European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA)
Non-profit organization that aims to support the European biomass industries, promote the use of biomass as an energy source, develop innovative bioenergy concepts and foster international co-operation.
Governors' Biofuels Coalition
Providing national and regional leadership on all biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, co-products, and new applications and technologies yet to come. Previously Governors' Ethanol Coalition.
Handbook of Energy Crops
Detailed descriptions of about 200 plant species that can be used to produce energy.
An international collaboration to accelerate the use of environmentally sound and cost-competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis. Includes tasks, research and development networks, case studies, library, directory and media centre.
IEA Biomass Combustion and Co-firing
Biomass Combustion and Co-firing task of the IEA Bioenergy Agreement. Technical documents and reports can be downloaded.
Information about biomass energy crop research projects in Florida, including studies on crop production, harvesting and grinding, and co-firing with coal. Also has information and links on other renewable-energy topics.
Has a biomass treatment process capable of producing fiber, energy, chemicals and sugars from diverse biomass feedstocks and waste streams.
Renewable Industries Canada
Ethanol fuels, ethanol from wastes, and biodiesel.
Encyclopedia article covers classes of fuel, energy content, problems and solutions, international efforts and additional resources.
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