Tag: biofuel

Dining Hall Food Waste Produces Electricity

A team of mechanical and civil engineering students at Virginia Tech University designed and built a system that uses food waste from a campus dining hall to generate methane gas. The methane gas is used to power a generator that produces nearly 5 kilowatts (kW) of electricity. 5 kW solar systems are the average size […]

Algae to Oil?

Algae converted to oil in one HOUR!!!!! It appears that the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a Department of Energy lab, has developed a new innovative process to convert algae to oil. Their process claims to be less energy intensive resulting in cheaper cost to convert.  The biofuels company Genifuel has licensed the technology and is […]