March on, Hydrogen! Mild but very efficient: new catalytic process extracts hydrogen from bioalcohols
(PhysOrg.com) -- Over 80% of the worlds energy demands continue to be met with fossil fuels. The environmental problems associated with this, such as global warming, are well-known. The efficient supply of ...
Study: Wisconsinites have mixed views on ethanol
A majority of Wisconsinites support the use of ethanol blends if it keeps dollars and jobs in the United States and reduces air pollution, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.
Scientists use commercial enzyme to improve grain ethanol production
A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and ...
Car that runs on wine and cheese showcased at eco-rally
Imagine pulling up to a gas station, and rather than being offered the usual choice between regular or premium unleaded, the gas pump instead read "Chardonnay" or "Pinot Noir." Not for you, of course, but for your car!
NIST finds that ethanol-loving bacteria accelerate cracking of pipeline steels
U.S. production of ethanol for fuel has been rising quickly, topping 13 billion gallons in 2010. With the usual rail, truck and barge transport methods under potential strain, existing gas pipelines might ...
Tequila plant could fuel vehicles and help reduce emissions
In an article published today in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, plant physiologist Dr Daniel Tan and his University of Oxford collaborators have analysed the potential to produce bioethanol (biofu ...
Boeing, Embraer back sugar jet-fuel study
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer and US rival Boeing said Tuesday they will co-finance research to determine the sustainability of using Brazilian sugarcane in jet fuel.
Rhodium-iron catalyst helps increase yield of hydrogen gas in steam reforming of ethanol
Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells generate no exhaust emissions other than clean water vapor. Unfortunately, producing and distributing large quantities of hydrogen gas is impossible with current infrastructures. ...
Process could improve economics of ethanol production
(PhysOrg.com) -- Iowa State University's Hans van Leeuwen has moved his research team's award-winning idea for improving ethanol production from a laboratory to a pilot plant.
Bioenergy crops could lower surface temperatures: research
(PhysOrg.com) -- Converting large swaths of farmland to perennial grasses for biofuels could lower regional surface temperatures, according to a recent Stanford study.
Overfertilizing corn undermines ethanol
Rice University scientists and their colleagues have found that when growing corn crops for ethanol, more means less.
The green machine: Algae clean wastewater, convert to biodiesel
Let algae do the dirty work. Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly "green" because algae consume nitrates and phosphates and reduce ...
US does not have infrastructure to consume more ethanol
The United States doesn't have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulosic and next-generation biofuels, ...
'Green genes' in yeast may boost biofuel production by increasing stress tolerance
An effort to increase biofuel production has led scientists to discover genes in yeast that improve their tolerance to ethanol, allowing them to produce more ethanol from the same amount of nutrients. This study, published ...