The Energy Department’s methane biogas program has been chugging away in relatively obscurity for several years, and now that’s all about to change. The agency has just teamed up with EPA and the Department of Agriculture to announce a new initiative for ramping up manure-to-biogas at dairy farms and other farming operations, called the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.
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We waste over 40 percent of the food that we produce, but what if we could transform that food waste into something useful?
Our Guest Green Diva Co-Host, Regan Caton, talked about her new job with a local biodielsel company. Green Dude Scotty started an ongoing dialog about world population and the many implications on growth. World population is estimated to be over 9 billion by 2050!
New research shows that the plant best known for tequila and agave nectar might serve an even more important purpose as a biofuel crop.
Scottish researchers develop a method to make a biofuel from scotch waste products. The fuel produced, butanol, has some advantages over the widely used fuel additive ethanol.
The world produces an insane amount of coffee each year, somewhere around 16 billion pounds. The grounds are soaked in water, that’s the end of their life. They are not really consumed, only used for a small fraction of their delightful oils and stimulating phytochemicals (read: caffeine). If the grounds are lucky, maybe they end […]
This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Russ Lester. Lester won $10,000 for his leading energy efficiency techniques—converting waste walnut shells into energy—and organic walnut growing methods. Farming is in my roots. I was born and raised in the Valley of the Hearts Delight, or as most people now refer to it: […]
[social_buttons] In addition to supplementing the soil with sea minerals, Claverach Farm and Vineyard also adds biochar. Biochar is basically charcoal, but instead of being used for fuel, it’s used for capturing and storing carbon in the soil. Because biochar can sequester carbon in the soil for thousands of years, it might be able to […]
I’ve not posted much yet on the Iowa floods. I think, perhaps, I was holding my breath, waiting to exhale. The exhale is likely to come out more like a long sigh. While the floods have peaked, Iowans are now dealing with the aftermath. Many of the 36,000-plus who were evacuated have still not returned […]
Headlines from today’s White House press conference included a quote from President Bush encouraging Americans to eat local. It caught me a bit off guard. Putting the comment back into context, however, there are a few problems with the logic of this suggestion, and not just that he, Bush, was the creator of the “eat […]