Clean Fuels at a Glance

  • • Higher Mixed Alcohols
  • • Methanol
  • • Grain Ethanol
  • • Cellulosic Ethanol
  • • Synthetic Ethanol
  • • Biodiesel
  • • Butanol
  • • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
Synthetic gasoline? Syndiesel from coal? Oil-based fuels from algae, grasses or waste grease? Single alcohols like ethanol? What about higher mixed alcohol fuel?

Which fuel is the best and why?

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Fuel For Thought

There is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance."

- Buckminister Fuller

Somebody needed to do something, and it was incredibly pathetic that it had to be us.

- Jerry Garcia

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

- Walt Kelly

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

-Richard Feynman

More Fuel For Thought

The Green Fuel Prescription

At Risk: Economy, Environment
Disease: Fossil Fuel Dependency
Symptoms: Pollution, Oil Sheiks
Cure: Higher Mixed Alcohol Fuel
Dosage: Continuous 24/7
Contraindications: None
Manufacturer: Bioroot Energy, LLC

Fuels & Feedstocks Research

Higher Mixed Alcohols

NREL Presentation: Thermochemical Ethanol via Indirect Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Steven Phillips, et. al., April, 2007 (PDF)

NREL Presentation: Mixed Alcohols from Synthesis Gas: New Biofuels, Steven Phillips, June, 2010 (PowerPoint)

NREL Presentation: Integrated Gasification and Fuel synthesis, Steven Phillips, February, 2011 (PDF)

Since 2001, Standard Alcohol Company of America has conducted extensive lab and field testing of ENVIROLENE® higher mixed alcohols.  More information

Woody Biomass

25×25 Alliance Wood-to-Energy Roadmap (PDF 12MB)

Industry Links

AREAS
BFIN
Biofuel Daily
Biofuels Digest
Biomass Magazine
Clean Energy Works
Columbia Univ. Waste Map
DOE Gasification R&D
DOE State Resources
DSIRE DB
Ethanol Plant Map
Gasification R&D Projects
NETL Gasifipedia
Open Energy Info
Renewable Fuels Assoc.
SUR (Columbia University)



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