Archive for the ‘Sustainability Blog’ Category

(Bio)Fueling The Economy

Posted on October 16th, 2015

Advances in technical research and market development are propelling agriculture in new directions. Through agricultural science, crop varieties and yields continue to improve to produce sufficient nutritious food for a growing and increasingly affluent global population. In the course of satisfying global demand for protein, agriculture has been oversupplying carbohydrates, fat, and fiber which are coproducts of protein production. This surplus gave rise to the development of biofuels, which in turn improve the economics of the food supply. Developing markets for excess fat, fiber, and carbohydrates reduces the cost of protein production from conventional crops.

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Biodiesel Does Not Compete with Food

Posted on February 24th, 2015

Half of the biodiesel produced in the US is made from soybean oil. The other half is produced substantially from animal fats, used cooking oil, and other recycled or waste oils. It is easy to see how using wastes and byproducts to make biodiesel is a good thing, but some people have trouble understanding that using soybean oil works the exact same way. Biodiesel uses excess oil that we don’t use in our food supply.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Complete Official Blog Highlights

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Below are complete highlights from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 30

Posted on February 2nd, 2015

Below are highlights from January 30 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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Nature’s Blueprint for Renewable Energy

Posted on January 30th, 2015

We are making inroads to capture solar energy using photovoltaic, thermal, wind, wave, hydroelectric, and other methods. The challenge facing these forms of energy capture is how to store energy, particularly for mobile uses. As it turns out, nature has a solution to that, too. Nature has given us a blueprint for storing solar energy. That blueprint is best exemplified in a plant.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 29

Posted on January 30th, 2015

Below are highlights from January 29 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 28

Posted on January 28th, 2015

Below are highlights from January 28 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 25

Posted on January 26th, 2015

Below are highlights from January 25 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 21

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Below are highlights from January 21 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Official Blog Highlights from January 20

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Below are highlights from January 20 from the official blog of the 2015 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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