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The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

During the Spring 2014 semester at Haverford College, students in Chemistry 112 lab made biodiesel under the instruction of Professor Kelly Matz. The task was designed to explore the how biofuel is produced and how biofuels might alleviate the pressures of global warming, greenhouse gas emission, increasing fuel costs and dependency on foreign oil.

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The All Important U.S. Quest for Energy

April 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The All Important U.S. Quest for Energy

In his most recent book, “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World,” (Sept 20, 2011) Pulitzer Prize author Daniel Yergin makes a strong case that energy forms the backbone of the economic system in the United States. Yergin’s position is that since we have a fast paced growing world economy, if […]

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