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Reactor Turns Greenhouse Gas Into Pure Liquid Fuel

September 3, 2019

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels. A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an…
These are Phaeodactylum tricornutum diatoms. Image credit: Ananya Agarwal/Rutgers Biophysics Molecular Ecology Laboratory
Scientists Discover Key Factors in How Some Algae Harness Solar Energy

August 21, 2019

Scientists have discovered how diatoms – a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen…
Researchers Develop Method for Producing Biofuel from Solar Energy, CO2 and Water

July 29, 2019

Writing in a recent study published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, a team of researchers from…
Denmark should focus on converting straw to biofuel

June 17, 2019

New calculations from DTU indicate that there are both economic and environmental benefits from exploiting straw for biofuel…
Larger molecules, fewer traffic jams, faster biomass degradation

March 22, 2019

Biofuel and biochemical production may soon become ten times faster thanks to research on the breakdown of biomass.…
Sustainable bioenergy from native prairies on abandoned agricultural lands

January 31, 2019

In an ongoing effort to discover the ideal conditions to grow alternative biofuels that offer more environmental benefits,…
Motorists forced to burn more rainforest to meet EU green energy targets – 2017 figures

June 6, 2018

Diesel cars and trucks burned more than half (51%) of all the palm oil used in Europe in…
New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

May 29, 2018

Scientists use technique to automatically predict the amount of biofuel produced by microbes. A new approach developed by…
Biofuels Derived From Wastewater

April 18, 2017

Aqualia and auto maker SEAT are teaming up to develop a sustainable fuel from wastewater. The project Life…
Species diversity reduces chances of crop failure in algal biofuel systems

January 10, 2017

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help…
Drawing From Microalgae As A Sustainable Resource

December 1, 2016

A barrel of microalgae has a lot to offer – the chemical compounds to make biodiesel, pharmaceuticals, and…
Microalgae create green fuel, reduce food insecurity

November 22, 2016

Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat…
Team to develop pilot plant, advance biofuel technology

September 27, 2016

Iowa State University’s Lysle Whitmer walked the length of the bio-oil production line – from the 55-gallon solvent…
Flying high with algae

April 28, 2016

A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel,…
Algae Enlisted to Produce Biofuel Using Discarded Papayas

April 14, 2016

Algae are the star players in an effort by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Hilo, Hawaii,…
Best for Biofuels

February 28, 2016

New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects…
New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

February 25, 2016

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first…
New method for bio-designing yeast could improve biofuel production

February 16, 2016

An assistant research specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has designed a new strain of yeast…
Bringing Up Biofuel

January 15, 2016

The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel with a renewable source of sustainable energy is enough to get any…
Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

January 7, 2016

The molecules that impart strength to paper, bamboo and wood-frame buildings — lignin and cellulose — have long…
Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife

September 22, 2015

Researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of…
Photofuel – Biocatalytic solar fuels for sustainable mobility in Europe

July 30, 2015

A new European research project is tackling the direct production of transportation fuels from sunlight, CO2 and water…
Leaving on a Biofueled Jet Plane

June 17, 2015

The problem is simple to understand. Molecules of carbon and other greenhouse gases absorb heat. The more greenhouse…
Researchers create fast-growing trees that are easier to turn into fuel

March 19, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree…
New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant material

September 11, 2014

Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published…
Enhancing biofuel yields from biomass with novel new method

August 5, 2014

Charles Cai, a graduate student at UC Riverside, holds a mixture of maple wood and tetrahydrofuran (THF). A…
Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

July 10, 2014

Biofuels researchers are increasingly thinking about how the energy market is changing, which challenges them to balance the…
Microbes engineered for the direct conversion of biomass to ethanol fuel

June 3, 2014

Janet Westpheling, a professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Department of Genetics. Credit: Alan Flurry/UGA…
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

April 22, 2014

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse…
‘Unzipping’ poplars’ biofuel potential

April 7, 2014

What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may…
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