Microbubbles provide new boost for biofuel production
The technique builds on previous research in which microbubbles were used to improve the way algae is cultivated.
New technology converts seaweed to renewable fuels and chemicals
A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), has developed breakthrough technology that expands the feedstocks for advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals production to include seaweed (macroalgae). The team engineered ...
The path less traveled: Research is driving solutions to improve unpaved roads
A Kansas State University graduate student sees the unpaved road ahead, and it's filled with biomaterial.
Scientists 'hijack' bacterial immune system
The knowledge that bacteria possess adaptable immune systems that protect them from individual viruses and other foreign invaders is relatively new to science, and researchers across the globe are working to learn how these ...
Go to work on a Christmas card
If all the UK's discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus to the moon and back more than 20 times, according to the researchers behind ...
Cuba to use sugar cane in new electricity plant
Cuba will open its first electricity plant using sugar cane as a biofuel hoping eventually to meet 30 percent of its energy needs from the fuel source, the official Granma daily said Thursday.
Air pollution results from sugarcane ethanol production
(PhysOrg.com) -- The burning of sugarcane fields prior to harvest for ethanol production can create air pollution that detracts from the biofuel's overall sustainability, according to research published recently ...
Fluorescent probes increase understanding of bacterium's electron transfer
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to transporting a cell's valuable electrons, the metal-reducing microbe Shewanella oneidensis only trusts stable, mature proteins, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest ...
New bamboo charcoal tech to jumpstart African bioenergy sector, slow deforestation and climate change
Bamboo, a plant not often associated with Africa, may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation on the continent as an alternative source of energy.
Study questions cost-effectiveness of biofuels and their ability to cut fossil fuel use
A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.
E. coli bacteria engineered to eat switchgrass and make transportation fuels
A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative.
Biofuel policy needs rethink, says UN expert
The UN special rapporteur on the right to food urged the EU for a rethink on biofuels Friday, saying huge errors had been committed in the initial enthusiasm for an alternative to harmful fossil fuels.
Mast from classic racing yacht holds one of the keys to sustainable biofuels
(PhysOrg.com) -- The mast from a classic racing yacht and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial have played a key role in the search for sustainable biofuels.
UNIMAS introduces biofuel made from palm waste
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is to start producing biofuel extracted from palm 'sago' (stem pith) waste - the first of its kind - through its Sago Research Centre.