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    Welcome to the Biofuels Wiki

    The Biofuels Wiki was launched in April 2009 to provide a one-stop, collaborative, open-source approach to knowledge about liquid renewable biofuels on the internet. You are on the Biofuels Wiki home page. The main page to the wiki with full site navigation is HERE




    The Biofuels Information Challenge:
    For biofuels to be made in sufficiently large quantities to be both meaningful and sustainable, all of the following are needed: science, research, agriculture, forestry, feedstocks, logistical solutions, transportation, education, training, production, policy, commerce, distribution - and people willing to put these biofuels blends in their vehicles. These many pockets of specialization are disconnected and scattered geographically, by subject and on the world wide web. It is difficult to find an information source about renewable fuels that integrates and connects these disconnected silos. The purpose of the Biofuels Wiki What is a Wiki?, is to solve this challenge by creating a one-stop hub for interconnected information about renewable liquid fuels. Along the way, it also hopes to develop a virtual biofuels community.
    The Biofuels Wiki provides access to this compendium of interlinked information by search, or, through cross-links between terms and topics. This information hub is as good as the hundreds of people, specialists, researchers and companies providing the content. The greater the number of specialists contributing, the cleaner and better the content. Please participate and add your knowledge and information in your area of expertise. To create content, you will need to Register.
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    I still think it is a sin to use food for fuel when there is hunger in the world

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      I agree, that's why I endorse only the waste stream to fuels technology that is coming of age now.

      For the record, crops such as corn that are being used are feed corn, not for human consumption. Other biomass stocks such as switch grass, which do not have the need for fertilizers and mass amounts of water make much more sence and are being recognized as such.
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        Originally posted by Curtis View Post
        The Biofuels Wiki was launched in April 2009 to provide a one-stop, collaborative, open-source approach to knowledge about liquid renewable biofuels on the internet.
        (Emphasis mine) Why liquid? We are working on biogas from all kinds of wastes.

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          curtis I have meet many people in my travels that would love to have a poke of feed corn to take home to feed there family as some go to the dump and hope to find something to eat that some one else thru away and some end up sendding there kids to bed hungry and dont have a bed where we grow grass we could plant food .food to fuel just so we can ride is just wrong now if we can convert trash to fuel that would be worth it

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            Originally posted by Gerben View Post
            (Emphasis mine) Why liquid? We are working on biogas from all kinds of wastes.
            I deal with a number of companies around the country that are taking different approaches to biofuels from waste stream. Some are going with liquid fuels because they feel that the current dynamic of the marketplace is liquid fuel driven... and they're right. The public is more accepting of a drop in solution that requires no effort on their part. Infrastructure is in place and the market segment is larger.

            Some are taking the biogas to electricity approach, others biogas to fuel. Some are even doing the methane to liquids, which will never make sense to me.

            I think waste stream to fuel, any fuel, is the key to real sustainability. In most American households their garbage weighs more than their groceries, except of course the poor unfortunates mentioned by Cowboy.

            Unless we as a nation really focus on truly sustainable models for our transportation future and break away from things like crop based fuels, we will not be able to become oil independent in the truest sense of the meaning.

            One of the biggest problems I see with crop based solutions, aside from native plants, is water. Normally wet areas of this country are drought plagued, and as the planet continues to warm, weather patterns are going to continue to shift, making water shortages more dramatic and farming (in general) a true challenge... and that's for food crops.

            I believe future wars will be fought over water, not oil... but that's another discussion.
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              Re: Biofuels Wiki now available

              Someone should inform those people about gaseous fuels. Is there an NGV wiki yet, with information about NGVs etc.? Is any organisation in the US promoting the use of biogas?

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                Pleeeeaaaazzzze Curtis . . . if you want to spout the "great benefits" of liquid bio-fuels, how bout starting:
                Oil_Company_Status_Quo_LIQUID_FUELS . com ??

                Nothing about more ethanol, or more ways to make liquid diesel is attractive in ANY way now that I know the hands-down benefits of cng. Whether from corn or soybeans, MOST all ethanol operating processing plants today use a source of feedstock - - - yes, every bushel of corn that is used for ethanol - - - which millions are used daily - - are SUBTRACTING from what could be used for Kelloggs Corn Flakes. Cowboy has it right, the government getting behind more and more ways to make ethanol and liquid biofuels AND continue to allow use of feedstocks (corn/soybeans) IS A SIN. I'm with you Cowboy!

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                  Re: Biofuels Wiki now available

                  I have been told, but can't confirm, the the Netherlands wants to switch their CNG to biogas within 10 years to meet their EU CO2 target

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                    Originally posted by Sulthane View Post
                    I have been told, but can't confirm, the the Netherlands wants to switch their CNG to biogas within 10 years to meet their EU CO2 target
                    That's something I wrote on this forum. There is no official confirmation afaik. It's expected this month.

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                      Re: Biofuels Wiki now available

                      The Wiki link is not working from the first post.
                      This should work:
                      http://www.biofuelswiki.org/canvaswiki/index.cfm

                      here the main page:
                      http://www.biofuelswiki.org/Home/WebHome
                      Last edited by OhMyGas; 05-26-2011, 09:42 AM.

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