The Energy Collective - The world's best thinkers on energy & climate en We Need More Energy Innovation: But What Does That Actually Mean? If we are going to tackle climate change from a technology innovation perspective, we have a dearth of usable innovation data. We need to improve our data, and better map out the trajectories we’re on, so we can be more effective at allocating the resources that we have.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Future Energy Fellows Tech Climate Cleantech Energy and Economy Energy Collective Exclusive energy innovation future energy planning Thu, 10 Dec 2015 06:34:41 +0000 JeffKessler 2299211 at Encouraging Advanced Biofuels Development in a Low Carbon Economy The majority of biofuel development to date has been driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the United States and the ethanol program in Brazil, Proálcool. These programs have created a burgeoning ethanol industry, and the RFS program has gone slightly further to provide additional support for biodiesel and to lay the groundwork for next generation biofuels like cellulosic ethanol.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cap-and-Trade Carbon and De-carbonization Future Energy Fellows Biofuels Transportation ghg emissions Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 JeffKessler 191291 at Next Generation Biofuels: Pathways To Production While gasoline drives consumer mobility, it’s diesel that we turn to for the heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) fleet. Diesel fuel use accounts for roughly 20 percent of U.S. petroleum use and has an even greater share in European markets. Although ethanol is the primary biofuel used to displace gasoline, biofuel development for HDVs is centered on renewable diesel and biodiesel, two distinctly different technologies with unique production pathways.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Future Energy Fellows Biofuels algael biofuels biodiesel bioethanol Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:51:45 +0000 JeffKessler 191231 at Which Biofuels Can Capture Our Transportation Market? In terms of energy use, light-duty vehicles account for over 58 percent of the 27,600 trillion BTU used for transportation in the U.S. each year. This is a huge market, representing roughly 5 times the annual output from U.S. Nuclear energy plants; the global market is even larger. There will need to be a large amount of biofuels technologies and political support for these technologies to achieve our carbon reduction and energy security goals. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Future Energy Fellows Biofuels Transportation Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:32:29 +0000 JeffKessler 182046 at From Here to There: A Brief Outlook for Biofuels <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Future Energy Fellows Biofuels Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:59:12 +0000 JeffKessler 176041 at