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How to Make it Easier to Turn Plant Waste into Biofuels

January 14, 2020

Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol…
New technique could accelerate waste-to-methane production

January 13, 2020

University of Alberta engineers have found a way to turn waste fat, oil and grease into a steady…
Researcher Develops Method to Convert Leftover Grain from Breweries into Cheap, Useable Energy

November 26, 2019

According to estimates, breweries discard approximately 3.4 million tonnes of leftover grain in the EU alone, constituting a…
Biotech breakthrough turns waste biomass into high value chemicals

November 26, 2019

A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have…
Scientists created a way to turn food waste into a substitute for fossil fuels

May 24, 2019

1.3 trillion dollars – this is the price for the world’s inability to deal with food waste. Every…
ReactWell licenses ORNL catalyst for energy conversion applications

March 2, 2019

ReactWell, LLC, has licensed a novel waste-to-fuel technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to…
World Toilet Day: HomeBiogas Presents the Bio-Toilet that Converts Toilet Waste into Cooking Fuel

November 21, 2018

Today HomeBiogas, a company specializing the manufacture of small-scale biogas systems that convert organic waste into renewable cooking…
Increasing biogas yield from manure

November 6, 2018

We have plenty of manure in Denmark, but we are having a hard time meeting the energy policy…
Getting More Out of Microbes: Studying Shewanella in Microgravity

August 8, 2018

While cities, towns, and spaceships operated entirely from energy generated by microbial sources are still the stuff of…
PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel

June 12, 2018

ASTM International updates standard for alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene based on fuel produced by PNNL partner LanzaTech ASTM…
Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

March 19, 2018

Found everywhere, sludge is difficult to dispose of and poses a global challenge. It is active, ferments, has…
New routes to renewables: Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

November 10, 2017

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals…
Research is Making Plant Waste a Viable Option in Ethanol Production

November 10, 2017

UC Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant…
A new way to harness wasted methane

October 17, 2017

Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at…
Used toilet paper can be used again – scientists are thinking about ways to burn it to create electricity

September 18, 2017

We, as humans, produce a lot of waste. Also, we need a tremendous amount of energy to keep…
New breakthrough makes it easier to turn old coffee waste into cleaner biofuels

May 15, 2017

Future Americano, cappuccino and latte drinkers could help produce the raw material for a greener biofuel that would…
Trash into treasure: Sandia could help biofuel pay for itself with goods made from waste

May 11, 2017

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — A recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste…
Bacterial boost for bio-based fuels

May 6, 2017

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production “Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in…
Team makes fuel from food waste

April 29, 2017

A group of mechanical and civil and environmental engineering students at Virginia Tech are converting leftover food waste…
Could This Enzyme Help Turn Biofuel Waste into Something Useful?

April 5, 2017

A protein used by common soil bacteria is providing new clues in the effort to convert aryl compounds,…
Scientists come close to producing energy from the city sewage treatment facilities

June 9, 2016

One of the major energy consumers in some of the big cities around the world is sewage treatment.…
Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast

April 11, 2016

At the end of 2015, the United States had 71 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that generated electricity in 20…
Turning Waste Into Gas And Fertilizer

December 24, 2015

HomeBiogas is a family-sized affordable biogas system taht converts any organic waste into clean cooking gas and a high quality…
Study: Poplar trees are best bet for biofuel

September 7, 2015

Groves of poplar trees could one day fuel our vehicles and be the source of chemicals that we…
New technology reduces dangerous methane

July 4, 2015

A new technology, biocover, has been developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites. About ten per…
New research grants affirm Bath University as a leader in powertrain engineering

June 9, 2015

The Bath University’s Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) has received three prestigious grants totaling more than £650,000…
Repurposing Waste Worldwide

June 3, 2015

In an effort to protect our world for future generations, recycling has become more and more common on…
Novel Pretreatment Could Cut Biofuel Costs by 30 Percent or More

February 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost…
The Modular Biobattery Concept

January 28, 2015

Sewage sludge, green waste, production residue from the food industry, straw or animal excrement – with the »biobattery‘s«…
New process can convert human-generated waste into fuel in space

November 26, 2014

Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request,University of Florida researchers have figured…
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