Princeton: Use Coal, LNG, Non-Food Crop Biofuel Blends as Corn Ethanol Replacement. Princeton says energy-dense slew of renewable and fossil resources could solve the nation's fuel shortages Princeton University is injecting itself into the corn ethanol debate, suggesting that the U.S. is moving in a very mistaken direction.
In a new study published as a whitepaper in the AIChE Journal, the team suggests that 130 synthetic fuel plants built across the country could replace "dirty" corn ethanol, cut fuel shortages, and cut carbon emissions by a whopping 50 percent. I. Synthetic Fuel -- a Corn Ethanol Killer? The proposed synthetic fuel would be a blend of liquefied coal, liquid natural gas, and non-food crop biofuels. The downside is sticker shock; the team, led by Christodoulos Floudas, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton, suggests that the total cost of the plan might be $1.1T USD. Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices. ZeaChem completes construction of Ore. biorefinery.
サファイア・エナジー、藻類バイオマスプラントの一部稼動を開始. Electricity - Data - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Find statistics on electric power plants, capacity, generation, fuel consumption, sales, prices and customers. Summary Additional Formats. CARD: Historical Biodiesel Operating Margins. CARD is tracking biodiesel returns over operating costs based on a typical continuous flow plant that uses soybean oil as feedstock for biodiesel production. In the returns calculations, we assume that 7.6 pounds of soybean oil are needed to produce a gallon of biodiesel and 1.04 pounds of glycerin as the main co-product. Other operating costs include methanol as their main component. Given soybean oil and biodiesel prices for Iowa reported weekly by the Agricultural Marketing Service, and methanol prices reported monthly by Methanex, we have computed the biodiesel operating returns from April 13, 2007, to the present.
The graph below divides the price of biodiesel into three components: the cost of soybean oil in biodiesel, other operating costs (net of glycerin, and other co-products), and the biodiesel operating returns. A positive operating return does not necessarily imply profits as other costs, such as plant financing, and returns to capital, must be taken into account. Spot Prices for Crude Oil and Petroleum Products. Weekly Cushing, OK WTI Spot Price FOB (Dollars per Barrel) U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) nK-IV-4 (IEA) - Demoplants. Ethanol Market powered by Ethanol & Biofuels News. Energy Analysis - Technology and Program Market Data. Skip navigation to main content.
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"We're disappointed," said Anne Steckel, vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. "Jobs and the economy are supposed to be the top priority in Washington, yet Congress has left thousands of workers in limbo heading into the holidays by failing to extend this tax incentive. It's a missed opportunity, and we are urging Congress to pass an extension immediately next year to limit the economic damage. We appreciate our bipartisan supporters in the House and Senate who worked hard to include the incentive in year-end legislation recently, and we look forward to building on that support when Congress returns.”
Biodieselmagazine.com. Biodieselmagazine.com. 2011 is not only shattering the biodiesel industry's previous record year of 690 million gallons, but it's also proving that the mandate is truly a floor and not a ceiling.
The U.S. EPA reported last Thursday that nearly 108 million gallons of biomass-based diesel was sold during the month of November, continuing a record year of production. Biodiesel production specifically reached an all-time high of 908 million gallons through the end of November, according to annual figures compiled by the EPA. If December figures are similar to November’s, then we’re looking at more than a billion gallons of production in 2011. Biodieselmagazine.com. The U.S.
Energy Information Administration released its latest Monthly Energy Review in late December. According to data featured in the review, biodiesel consumption continued to grow throughout the first nine months of 2011. The report contains data on biodiesel production, consumption, trade and stocks through September 2011. The EIA’s monthly biodiesel overview shows that production for the month of September was down slightly when compared with production levels the month prior. Biodieselmagazine.com. A report recently conducted by Santiago & Sinclair LLC, a Texas-based renewable energy consultant group with offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, forecasted that Argentina will surpass Brazil and France in 2011 to become the third largest biodiesel producer in the world.
According to figures compiled by Santiago & Sinclair, Argentina’s biodiesel production continued to rise consistently and is projected to surpass Brazil for the first time in 2011; however, the firm noted that the differences in total production will be very close. Argentina is expected to end the year with 2.4 million tons produced, versus 2.3 million tons for Brazil while French production is expected to decrease for a second consecutive year and end with less than 1.9 million tons produced. Spain and Italy are expected to show the most significant decrease in production volume, but with the greatest increases in imports, much of which come from Argentina.
Biodieselmagazine.com. Chinese biodiesel producer Gushan Environmental Energy Ltd. recently announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2011, showing that the company’s biodiesel sales volume has decreased by 94 percent since the same quarter last year.
Furthermore, the year-over-year decrease for the company is 97.6 percent. While the company has only been producing at a small fraction of last year’s production level, the average selling price for the fuel it has made increased by 44.9 percent on a year-to-year basis, increasing to a price of approximately $1,062 per ton. While Gushan’s other business segments, such as copper recycling, grew over the past year, Jianqiu Yu, the company’s chairman and principal executive officer, noted that his company’s biodiesel business has suffered due to raw materials shortages.
These shortages, he said, have occurred despite a continued rebound in diesel prices and some moderation in raw material cost inflation. Maps.nrel.gov. The RE Atlas application is an interactive map tool that allows the user to browse research data concerning renewable energy resources. RE Atlas is dynamically generated.
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