Our national government invests enormous resources to increase our energy capacity and to reduce our dependence on imported oil through research in hydrogen and biomass-based fuels. The national laboratories partners with academia, other government agencies, and businesses to conduct research and to advance innovative technologies, then help to move the products to commercialization for public use.
What is happening in the algae industry? Is Algae close to being a viable commercial feedstock for the biodiesel/biofuel industry? What is the reality and what is the hype? What can we expect to see in the near future? Where is the algae industry headed? What are the environmental implications of Algae?
Sustainability is a powerful tool for improving business foresight. It helps people foresee emerging threats and take advantage of new opportunities. In the solid waste field, sustainability is often framed as zero waste. Designed for sustainability professionals, International Society of Sustainability Professionals' distance learning workshop, Zero Waste Strategies, will examine what this trend means for your organization.
What is the state of biodiesel producers in the Northwest? What are the new developments in their businesses? How are they dealing with the economic downturn, and attacks on the biodiesel industry? How are they overcoming these and other challenges?
The NW Biodiesel Network is pleased to present Imperium Renewables’ Todd Ellis, Inland Empire’s Pierson Burke, and SeQuential Biofuels’ Gavin Carpenter to discuss their organizations and the challenging current biodiesel environment.
The US Military is a big consumer of energy, using 117 million barrels (or 320 thousand barrels per day) in 2006. They, more than most, understand that we need to find alternatives to our dependence on petroleum. The NW region has been using B20 for ten years!
Alternative energy is a top priority for DARPA, the military research branch whose research and innovation led to the development of the Internet. The Strategic Technology Office, part of DARPA, states that: