Expanding the role of biofuels for America field hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, September 1, 2009 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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  • Biomass energy,
  • Alcohol as fuel,
  • Ethanol as fuel,
  • Alcohol fuel industry,
  • Ethanol fuel industry

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SeriesS. hrg -- 111-794
LC ClassificationsKF26 .A35 2009o
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Paginationiii, 106 p. :
Number of Pages106
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Open LibraryOL24855786M
ISBN 100160880262
ISBN 109780160880261
LC Control Number2011388562

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EXPANDING THE ROLE OF BIOFUELS FOR AMERICA Tuesday, September 1, U.S. SENATE, COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY, Sioux City, Iowa The Committee met, pursuant to notice, at p.m., at Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, Iowa, Hon.

Tom Har-kin, Chairman of the Committee, presiding. Present: Senators. Get this from a library. Expanding the role of biofuels for America: field hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, September 1, [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.]. Date: Tuesday, September 1, Time: PM Location: Western Iowa Tech Community College Stone Avenue Sioux City, Iowa.

Expanding the role of biofuels for America (DLC) (OCoLC) Online version: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Expanding the role of biofuels for America (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors.

While energy prices, energy security, and climate change are front and center in the national media, these issues are often framed to the exclusion of the broader issue of sustainability--ensuring that the production and use of biofuels do not compromise the needs of future generations by recognizing the need to protect life-support systems, promote economic.

This book examines the further potential in the In recent years, there has been a rapid expansion of the growing of crops for use in bioenergy production rather than for food.

This has been particularly the case for sugarcane in Latin America and Africa. Biofuels are used globally and biofuel industries are greatly expanding in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

They contain no sulfur and produce low carbon monoxide and toxic emissions. Biofuels are substitutes for conventional fossil fuels, such as petroleum, propane, coal, and natural gas. In the energy programs of most nations, biofuels will likely play an expanding but modest role as part of a broad-based portfolio of solutions to high oil prices.

In addition to biofuels, that portfolio may include conservation, more efficient energy use, and expanded production of oil, non-conventional fossil THE FUTURE ROLE OF BIOFUELS. Biofuels have been until now the only alternative energy source that has significantly contributed to supplying the trans - port sector with energy.

Biofuels shall contribute up to 10% to the eu road transport fuel supply by File Size: 3MB. • Current role of biofuels • Biofuels outlook – EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook Reference case • Biofuels and fuel market segmentation • Biofuels in the context of multiple policy issues 2 Howard Gruenspecht Janu Greenhouse gas and techno-economic modelling are reviewed as is the year history of microalgae as sources of biofuels and of commercial-scale microalgae culture.

A summary of relevant basic standard methods used in the study of microalgae culture is provided. The book is intended for the expert and those starting work in the field.

Other studies have also reviewed the socio-economic impacts of biofuels production in Latin America (e.g. Solomon and Bailis ) or in Africa (Johnson andTable. Biofuel is a type of energy derived from renewable plant and animal materials. Examples of biofuels include ethanol (often Expanding the role of biofuels for America book from corn in the United States and sugarcane in Brazil), biodiesel.

Handbook of Expanding the role of biofuels for America book Production, Second Edition. discusses advanced chemical, biochemical, and thermochemical biofuels production routes that are fast being developed to address the global increase in energy usage.

Research and development in this field is aimed at improving the quality and environmental impact of biofuels production, as well as the overall efficiency and. Biofuels in Africa is a sorely needed resource for our understanding of the problems of expanding biofuels production in Africa.

A high point of the book is a description of the projects that were started in several countries. A very useful book.

--Professor José Goldemberg, University of Cited by: The Role of Biofuels Beyond Commissioned by BP 16/09/ Element Energy Limited 20 Station Road Cambridge CB1 2JD Tel: Fax: The role of biofuels beyond 2 Executive summary Background The UK has a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80% bycompared to.

The future of biofuels remains uncertain. While many hail the advent of advanced biofuels or second-generation biofuels, the reality is that many of the newer forms of biofuel have yet to be proven viable outside of the laboratory. This book provides guidance for them to develop a suitable policy regime for a significant contribution by biofuels.

Professor Ogunlade R. Davidson, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Sierra Leone Biofuels in Africa is a sorely needed resource for our understanding of the problems of expanding biofuels production in Africa.

Biofuels for transport, including ethanol, biodiesel, and several other liquid and gaseous fuels, have the potential to displace a substantial amount of petroleum around the world over the next few decades, and a clear trend in that direction has begun.

This book. The United States produces mainly biodiesel and ethanol fuel, which uses corn as the main US is the world's largest producer of ethanol, having produced nearly 16 billion gallons in alone.

The United States, together with Brazil accounted for 85 percent of all ethanol production, with total world production of billion gallons. An overview of biofuels in Latin America Material flow accounting (Box 1) focuses on the extraction and consumption of natural resources as key factors affecting an economy’s environmental impact.

Analysing biomass flows is useful in understanding the development of biofuels over the last 40 Size: 1MB. If Ms. Rosenoer wishes to become expert in the field of biofuels and ethanol in particular, she needs to read David Blume’s book, “Alcohol Can Be A Gas”.

I don’t know where UC gets their reading list for the study of biofuels, but if this book isn’t on it, then there is a very, very, big hole in their course work. Consequently, biofuels are expected to play an increasingly important role throughout the 21st century.

Useful discussions of future biofuels scenarios are presented in several U.S. DOE documents including the Genomics-to-Life (GTL) Roadmap [14], Biomass multi-year program plan [15], and Biomass to biofuels workshop [16].Cited by: Biofuels supplied 3.

% of the energy used worldwide for road transportation in In the United States which is the largest biofuel producer in the world, biofuels generated 4. % of the energy. Many argue that this scenario is not sustainable in the long run, and other energy alternatives are needed.

Duringthe U.S. experienced some of the highest growth rates ever seen in the domestic biofuels industry. The U.S. biofuels industry has recently grown as a response to increasing energy needs and energy by: 2. Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Lessons for Sustainability from the Upper Midwest: Summary of a Workshop () Chapter: Appendix E: Assessing the Sustainability of Biofuels: Metrics, Models, and Tools for Evaluating the Impact of Biofuels.

might biofuels have a role to play. In the meantime, other more effective ways of cutting emissions from road transport should be pursued. It will take considerable courage for the Government and EU to admit that the current policy arrangements for biofuels are inappropriate.

The policy realignments that are required will be a test of the File Size: KB. Biofuels for Transport is a unique and comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and risks of the large-scale production of biofuels.

The book demystifies complex questions and concerns, such as thefood v. fuel debate. Global in scope, it is further informed by five country studies from Brazil, China, Germany, India and : Hardcover.

So for centuries, biofuels has been playing a vital role in the provision of energy services at the household level. However, at the beginning of the 21st century large scale commercial use of biofuel is the most rapidly growing renewable energy source in the developed countries as well as developing by: 3.

Think Bioenergy > Cellulosic ethanol > 3 reasons why biofuels are better for the USA 3 reasons why biofuels are better for the USA Now that the EPA public comment period on its most recent RFS volume proposal has closed, I thought a reminder of some of the reasons why biofuels are a key part of America’s energy future might be useful.

U.S.‐Brazil Biofuels Cooperation Launched inthe U.S. and Brazil continue biofuels cooperation Regional cooperation to assist 9 countries, including El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and St. Kitts and Nevisto stimulate production and consumption of biofuels.

Clark: Foreign Oil Threatens America’s National Security Biofuels and National Security is a collection of essays by eminent energy security experts on the role that biofuels can and must play in reducing America’s dependence on oil and the hostile nations that monopolize its production globally.

The book explores biofuels as an. America’s energy needs will alter how the na-tion’s water resources are used. However, the water implications of biofuels production are complex, difficult to monitor, and will vary greatly by region.

To help illuminate these issues, the Na-tional Research Council held a colloquium on J in Washington, DC to facilitateFile Size: KB. by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Between droughts, trade wars, and more, Rural America has had so many challenges, but the U.S.

Department of Agriculture is trying to help with various Rural Business-Cooperative Service’s programs including investment of approximately $2 billion across loan and grant programs just in FY   Biofuels are obviously playing a role in the current food situation. It is a new source of demand that has risen dramatically over the past couple of years.

This has been a significant factor in. (The White House Office of Science and Technology) Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent climate-change challenge and are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and training to seek and.

Third, there is a fast expanding economic and policy literature that analyzes the various effects of biofuels from both micro and macro perspectives, but there are several gaps. A bewildering array of policies – including energy, transportation, agricultural, trade, and environmental policies – is influencing the evolution of biofuels.

Citation: Annie Dufey,Biofuels production, trade and sustainable development: emerging issues, International Institute for Environment and Development, London.

Permissions: The material in this paper may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes provided full credit is given to the author and to IIED.

As Congress prepares to hammer out differences between Senate and House versions of important energy legislation, it’s critical that House conferees revisit the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS.

A new National Biofuels Policy, known as RenovaBio, will go into effect in January. The government will issue decarbonization credits to biofuel producers in proportion to the volume of fuel they.

able. Additionally, biofuels may be especially well-suited for mobile uses where other options would be less viable.

Renewables are in the mix for America’s energy future. The EIA reports that in 20 years, renewables will grow to 12% of our energy mix, with biofuels accounting for over half. Of course, there are other issues that could call.Ethanol, Biofuels, and Pipeline Transportation The use of ethanol, as a fuel additive blended with gasoline, and other biofuels has increased markedly during the last several years, due in large part to new laws and regulations.

Biofuels, including ethanol, File Size: 77KB. Solomon Barry D., and Robert Baillis eds. Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York: Springer Press, By Thomas N. Thompson., Maritime Environmental and Energy Advisor, U.S.

Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington ([email protected]). Amongst all the renewable resources, biomass is one of the most .

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