Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cassava for biofuel in Vietnam

Cassava in Vietnam: a Successful Story http://cropsforbiofuel.blogspot.com/

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Jerusalem Artichoke

Jerusalem Artichoke Table 5. Tuber yield of four Jerusalem artichoke varieties in 3-row, 20-foot plots at Staples, MN – 1981. Variety Tuber Fresh Wt (lbs/acre) Tuber Dry Wt (lbs/acre) Dry Wt/Tuber (g) Columbia 22398 5769 15.7 Mammoth (MN) 8628 2166 … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Safety, Storage and Usage

Storage and usage info from this video: Store it in a yellow (or blue) container. Industry standard = Red for Gasoline, blue for kerosene. Do not store in red container. Vehicles older than 1992 have natural rubber fuel lines. Replace … Continue reading

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Useful links

Sunvention: Low cost, solar powered stirling engine: http://www.sunvention.com/sv/firma.html redrock (a ton of useful info, emphasis on solar tracking, concentrating solar…) http://www.redrok.com/main.htm journeytoforever (lots of useful info on biofuels, crops, yield, biodiesel, etc.)  http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_yield.html Stirling Engine Assessment from EPRI: http://biorealis.com/OMV/files/stirling engine … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Climate Data from WMO

World Weather Information Service Screenshots

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Energy Crop Information

  Alternative Crops Field Manual, U of Wisconsin Lucid Interactive Selection Tool, Tropical Forages

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Sweet Sorghum for Biogas

Energreen Development to produce biogas from drought tolerant sorghum Energreen Development is to produce bioenergy from a drought tolerant hybrid sorghum that yields high amounts of biomass but requires no irrigation. Energreen is a French company uniting the expertise of … Continue reading

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Sweet Sorghum

Cost-effective renewable bioenergy, electricity, food production and more. SWEET SORGHUM: Fantastic for farmers, fuel, food, and our future. AgriFuels is a next-generation agribusiness and renewable energy project. The project employs a high-yielding, proprietary variety of the powerful energy plant sweet … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Program Design

Biodiesel To Do List: I. Assess the available resource, develop new sources. Visit restaurants in the area (from Uvita to Palmar Sur, etc?) to find out how much waste vegetable oil (WVO) is available for collection and of what quality, … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Air Conditioner

Found here: Atlantis Solar® Air Conditioners:  (Need to learn more about it. Looks interesting…) Atlantis Solar® Air-Conditioner absorbs solar energy to heat the inside medium by using a vacuum solar collector. The refrigerant from the compressor goes through the copper … Continue reading

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