Developing advanced biofuels

Science on the Land

In the United States, the Agriculture Secretary is Tom Vilsack. He’s offering money to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels.

‘Advanced biofuels’ means that these fuels are to come from non-food sources. Sources such as algae and waste food. You could scroll down the article I’ve linked to here, for a success story about each of those. It’s not made clear what is used as feed for the algae, and it’s not made clear whether the waste food could have been conserved in some other way. But I’m not jumping to conclusions. Surely these advanced biofuels are better for the land than clearing forest to grow palms and maize that will go straight to biofuel.

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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