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PowerPoint Lecture Notes: Carbon Fuels: Fossil, Biomass & Biofuel

Reports, Papers and Articles Cited in the Lecture Notes:

Mapping How the United States Generates its Electricity, Washington Post, 13 July 2015 (link)

"Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power" - National Public Radio (link / cached copy)

DOE / EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (link / cached copy)

Biogas, a Low Tech Fuel with a Big Payoff, The Star Online (link / cached copy)

U.S. could put a big dent in corn prices by relaxing ethanol rules, Washington Post, 21 August 2012 (link / cached copy)

US corn ethanol fuels food crisis in developing countries, Aljazeera, 10 October 2012 (link / cached copy)

The Coming Food Crisis: Blame Ethanol? Forbes, 28 July 2012 (link / cached copy)

Fuel Vs. Food: Ethanol Helps Boost Meat Prices, National Public Radio, 22 December 2010 (link / cached copy)

A Mandate to Raise Food Prices The cause of higher grocery bills isn’t the drought. It’s the failed federal ethanol policy, The Wall Street Journal, 27 November 2012 (link / cached copy)

Attention Fracktivists: Corn Ethanol Is The Real Environmental Culprit, Forbes, 11 November 2013 (link / cached copy)

The secret environmental cost of US ethanol policy, Associated Press, 22 November 2013, (link / cached copy)

Nitrogen Fertilizer: Agricultural Breakthrough-And Environmental Bane, Scientific American, 20 March 2009 (link / cached copy)

As Ethanol Booms, Critics Warn of Environmental Effect, The New York Times, 24 June 2010 (link / cached copy)

All IEEE publications have been deleted in response to their 2015 policy on digital publications (link)



Articles about the aviation industry's interest in biofuels

United Airlines Investing $30 Million in Biofuels Producer - Associated Press, 30 June 2015 (link / cached copy)

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice - Associated Press, 21 July 2015 (link / cached copy)