BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre launch 27 January 2009 The biggest ever single UK public investment in bioenergy research has been announced today (27 January) by the main funding agency for the biosciences the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The £27M BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) has been launched to provide the science to underpin and develop the important and emerging UK sustainable bioenergy sector and to replace the petrol in our cars with fuels derived from plants. Sustainable bioenergy offers the potential to provide a significant source of clean, low carbon and secure energy, and to generate thousands of new green collar jobs. It uses non-food crops, such as willow, industrial and agricultural waste products and inedible parts of crops, such as straw, and so does not take products out of the food chain. For more information please see
Fall 2002 Beta D-glucose vs. N-butanol Instructional organic chemistry video made by Daimon, Chris, and Brian about how to synthesize D+glucose from beta D-glucose and N-butanol.
The John A. White Award: Algae Biofuel Research You don't have to be a chemical engineer to understand that fossil fuels won't last forever. Knowing this, the chemical engineers at the University of Arkansas are working hard to produce cleaner and more sustainable solutions.
Why do we power our cars with gas? NBC Chicago Why can we only power our cars with gas? NBC-Chicago tackles this question with a trip to Argonne National Lab, where work on the Omnivorous Engine (runs on any blend of ethanol, butanol, and gasoline) and electric vehicles continues. A segment from NBC-Chicago's "Good Question" series.
Science Cafe -The Future of Fuel: Part 2 of 5 www.kcts9.org Josh Haney, discusses alternative methods for biodiesel, ethanol, and butanol production. Airdate: July 7, 2009
Science Cafe -The Future of Fuel: Part 1 of 5 www.kcts9.org Josh Haney, discusses alternative methods for biodiesel, ethanol, and butanol production. Airdate: July 7, 2009
Angry Weedwhacker v1.21 Here is a cleaner and more powerful blend of biofuels in the Angry Weedwhacker. -70% Butanol -30% Omega glow fuel (methanol + 15% nitromethane.) -Klotz Benol -Oxytane No rejetting was required. The carb had to be leaned out to run right, as opposed to richened. It starts and runs easily on setting 2. Setting 3 is what screams like an F1 motor. A slightly higher idle setting keeps it from dying off on the low end. No plug change was done, nor were any airflow mods. Nitro fuel added the biggest high rpm improvements. Oxytane made it run smooth while Klotz Benol lubricated the blend. No gasoline or standard 2-stroke oil is present. V1.3 will feature E85 in place of butanol.
Whisky-fueled cars could add interesting twist when filling up at the petrol pump SCIENTISTS say they have discovered a way to make cars run on whisky. Two years in the making, the new fuel has finally been developed from the by-products of Scotland's national drink. Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University's Biofuel Research Centre have been devising the plan to produce the next generation of biofuel since 2007. The team was provided with samples of the main whisky by-products - 'pot ale' and 'draff' - from Diageo's Glenkinchie Distillery. That was used as the basis for producing butanol to be used as fuel.
Can we get off oil?? Running on Fumes Film Trailer A documentary film that explores America's dependency on foreign oil. Can alternative fuels save us? What we discovered is amazing.
SUNY-ESF / New Biofuel Study SUNY-ESF Going Green: New Biofuel Study - New York sources of biofuel made from wood, grass and other forms of biomass could substantially reduce our consumption of gasoline and reduce greenhouse gas emissions according to a report from the Pace Law School's Energy and Climate Center.
Butamax biobutanol from DuPont BP and DuPont, who are the partners behind Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, have been developing biobutanol technology, a new kind of biofuel that is said to have many benefits over ethanol
Algae to butanol As part of EPA's P3 Program, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students produce a direct gasoline alternative: biofuel from algae. Elizabeth Bevan and Ethan Carter tell us more about the project.
YARETANOL: Venezuela Pioneers Alternative Fuel from Cassava Root, New Tang Dynasty Television YARETANOL Project: Venezuela may soon be able to add a new form of energy to complement its vast oil reserves. A team of engineers has found a way to convert waste products created when producing Casabes, or flat breads from the cassava root, into ethanol, butanol, isobutanol and proponal energy compounds that can produce fuel. Cassava root, popularly known as Yuca, is the third largest source of carbohydrates for human food in the world. The extract of the cassava, known as Yare, inspired the name of the project -"Yaretanol" - which brought top honors at Venezuela's sixth annual IDEAS competition in 2008. [Antonio Hernandez, Yaretanol Team Member]: "This product, popularly known as 'Yare,' is really nothing more than a milky product with a high content of poisonous cyanide, and is made up of around 800 to 1200 parts per million of cyanide. That means that 2 ccs of Yare could kill an animal weighing up to 500 kilograms." Yaretanol production is expected to generate some 1500 jobs, and produce 30 tons of fuel per day. That equates to roughly 1% of the ethanol currently being used in Venezuela. Project manager Ivaneth Silva Pernalette is keen to point out the myriad benefits offered by the cassava. [Silva Pernalette, Yaretanol Project Manager]: We are improving the environment, helping people who have this contaminant on their hands that is poisonous and then we process it. And from that process we obtain the bitter 'Yuca' that provides ecological benefits and makes ...
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Argonne Tests Omnivorous Engine Engineers at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago are working on what is called an Omnivorous engine that will run on any alcohol-based fuel. If such an engine makes it to market, it would mean a huge victory for the American consumer.
Oil No More: Life After Peak Oil This is a video slide show that highlights the precarious situation we are in with regard to peak oil and the consequences our addiction to oil will bring. These include: economic collapse, continued global warming and climate change, and an approaching conflict with other nations wishing to grab up as much of the oil that's left. However there is still hope-that's IF we break away from our over use of petroleum and turn to renewable energy like solar, wind, biofuels, butanol, ethanol, hydrogen fuel cell, and/or clean coal. **For more information about Peak Oil and some solutions to the problem, please visit my playlist, where I've tried to gather up the best videos about it on youtube. Thanks for watching.** **The music is from the soundtrack to "There Will Be Blood" & the composer is Jonny Greenwood, guitarist from Radiohead.**
The ButylFuel Story The story of butanol as told by ButylFuel and Dave Ramey. This video explains the benefits of biobutanol. It also tells the story of how Dave Ramey drove a Buick powered only by butanol across the United States.
The Future of Fuel | QUEEN ANNE SCIENCE CAFE kcts9.org Josh Haney discusses alternative methods for biodiesel, ethanol, and butanol production.
The Tosylation of 2-butanol In this video the product of the reaction of 2-butanol with tosyl chloride (with triethylamine as a base) is shown.
Ohio State Helps Find a Gasoline Replacement Researchers at The Ohio State University help an Ohio entrepreneur create a gasoline replacement and a community in Wyandot County leads the way with the largest solar array in the Mid-West.
Science Cafe -The Future of Fuel: Part 4 of 5 www.kcts9.org Josh Haney, discusses alternative methods for biodiesel, ethanol, and butanol production. Airdate: July 7, 2009
Ocean Ethanol - CO2 to Ethanol Methanol and Butanol - 2004 Ocean Ethanol LLC has a solution for global warming and reducing the dependence on foreign based oil imports. CO2 can be converted to ethanol, methanol, butanol and with further processing to gasoline, biodiesel and ethylene. Based on using a miniplant (via the modular block) Ocean Ethanol hopes to develop green energy from CO2. Please see our website for additional information: http Modular Block Disc Turbine Use
My selfmade spincoater 2 butanol second part, using 10000 rpm and butanol to show interference of its thin films
Common Types of Alternative Fuels Common alternative fuels include bio diesel, butanol, ethanol, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), methane, natural gas, wood, hydrogen, vegetable oil, biomass, and peanut oil. The term "alternative fuels" usually refers to a source of which energy is renewable. When we say renewable energy it is the energy from renewable sources like wind power, geothermal power, solar power, tidal power, hydro power or thermal depolymerization. There is growing social interest, and an economic and political need for the expansion of alternative fuel sources. This is due to general concerns of sustainability, environmental, economic, and geopolitical reasons. There are two major concerns that are that of rising cost of fuels derived from fossils caused by an era of growing energy usage and of the crisis of global warming. http
Forming a water in oil microemulsion This video present forming of microemulsion from mixture containing surfactant - triton-X100, heptane, n-butanol as cosurfactant and water soution of La(NO3)3
5cc Biofuel Engine (World's smallest biofuel engine.) Hi, folks! GT-Labs back again with a short biofuel video. This was another learning exercise. The "world's smallest biofuel engine" is really a pun ;). These things run on methanol based glow fuels anyway. We'd like you to think about just what it is that makes a biofuel motor in the first place. Keeping the lubricants in check will keep the motor alive while we play with some different fuels and Oxytane. This was recorded after initial break in at the end of the day. It runs really well, but the camera might not have picked up the best sounds. It sounds like a little thumper motor in person. Small 4 stroke applications like this Saito FA30S engine are their own particular breed. They have a 10000rpm limit out of the box. The bore checks in at 20mm and the stroke at 16mm. They are also an OHV design and air cooled. It uses lubricated glow fuel but with no 2 stroke lube. The blow-by lubricates the engine. The Omega fuel ignites with a glow plug, but not through dieseling. You still tune by smoke and stutters just like a 2 stroke. They are quieter with more torque and have a better idle than a 2 stroke. The glow plugs tune pretty similar to spark plugs, too. Klotz Benol is a lubricant for 2 stroke alcohol applications. It can be used with ethanol, methanol, E85, and nitro in 2 strokes. We're using it in this 4 stroke app because we cut the lubricant content of the glow fuel with butanol. Some readers mentioned lubricants in the two stroke test video. We addressed the issue ...
Dehydration of 2-methyl-2-butanol in sulfuric acid
U of A team building a better bacterium October 22, 2007 - Edmonton - A group of University of Alberta students have spent the summer working on building a new kind of bacteria - one that might hold some answers to the planet's diminishing supply of fossil fuels. The team members - who call themselves the Buta-nerds - have been working on a way to create an organism that will produce butanol fuel for an annual competition hosted by MIT. The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition invites researchers from all over the world to address the question, "Can simple biological systems be built from standard, interchangeable parts and operated in living cells?"
Mark Emalfarb, Interview II - The Sixth Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology Interview Questions Do you see companies like your own as pioneers? How does your technology help make the process of developing drugs easier? What is the biggest challenge facing biotechnology today?
Energy Biosciences Institute Seminar - James C. Liao "Biological Synthesis of Higher Alcohols" James Liao, chemical and biomolecular engineer at UCLA, whose expertise is developing technology to turn carbon dioxide into products essential for the green economy.
Argonne National Laboratory's Omnivorous Engine Why can't an engine run on any fuel? Argonne is designing an omnivorous engine that can run on any blend of gasoline, ethanol or butanol—and calibrate itself to burn that fuel most efficiently. More at www.anl.gov
Burning Ice It's not really ice burning. It is t-butanol or 2-methylpropan-2-ol for you IUPAC lovers out there! T-butanol freezes at 25 C and its flash point is 4 C and hence will burn as a solid.
Ocean Ethanol - CO2 to Methanol and Butanol Jet Fuel Fall 2006 - Version 1. Ocean Ethanol has a solution to help reduce the effects of global warming. Producing fuel from CO2 can be done by extracting CO2 from seawater, then combining it with hydrogen over a catalyst to produce ethanol, methanol, butanol and even ethylene. Further processing can result in biodiesel and even gasoline. Introducing the newly patented Extensible Modular Block XMB. This "industrial lego" as described by the National Science Foundation reviewers is the leading edge of gas/liquid processing equipment. We need your help - please show this video to everyone. Somebody will see it who is able to invest in this technology to bring it out of the development stage. Video produced on a Mac by Greg Giese of Global Energy and Ocean Ethanol. Madison, Wisconsin USA.
SN2 Reaction Part II CHEM2050 www.chem.missouri.edu Aswin Garimalla, Fifth year Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant made these videos and posted them in Youtube for the benefit of Organic Lab undergraduate students under the advise of Prof.Michael Harmata , with the help of Anne Kroeger , lab Assistant.
SN2 Reaction Part I CHEM2050 www.chem.missouri.edu Aswin Garimalla, Fifth year Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant made these videos and posted them in Youtube for the benefit of Organic Lab undergraduate students under the advise of Prof.Michael Harmata , with the help of Anne Kroeger , lab Assistant.
Combustion: Whoosh Bottle Demonstration Whoosh bottle demonstration. Combustion of alchohols. Different alcohols are put into a large water bottle and ignited. This video compares the results from multiple different types of alcohol. Methanol Ethanol Propanol Butanol Music Kevin MacLeod
SUNY-ESF / Shrub Willow SUNY-ESF Research for Sustainable Northeast - Dr. Timothy Volk and SUNY-ESF are at the forefront of research into the growing of shrub willow for use in the creation of liquid transportation fuels such as ethanol and butanol, as burnable chips for heat and energy, and for numerous other bioproducts.
Science Cafe -The Future of Fuel: Part 3 of 5 www.kcts9.org Josh Haney, discusses alternative methods for biodiesel, ethanol, and butanol production. Airdate: July 7, 2009
Pilot Survives Plane Crash After Biofuel Milestone On November 2, 2008, Len Johnson completed the first American trans-continental biofuel flight in history. He flew from Chino, California to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, waving his wings over two oceans. His homebuilt Cozy MK IV ran on pure biobutanol, which can also replace turbine and diesel fuels. Unfortunately, weather conditions on his flight home forced an emergency landing. The Cozy did not survive the crash but both Len and his computer are alive and working. More info at , or see the Smithsonian article at
biobutanol-video.avi The video introduces advantages of biobutanol and its production routes. Biobutanol is an important biofuel and industrial bioproduct. Pure butanol fuel or biobutanol fuel blends can be used in standard internal combustion engines.
Rainbow boutan-oloi this our first song made by the band!!!!! ENJOY!!!! chris K.(vocals solo guitar) , makis (back vocals rythm guitar) , chris P. (drums) , alex (bass)!!!!
Potssium in t-butanol Potassium in t-butanol