START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Science & Tech

How Tiny Algae Could Be the Big Future of Carbon-Free Fuel
Science & Tech  (tags: fuel, algae, biofuel, renewables, clean energy )

Freya
- 61 days ago - takepart.com
Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars invested in companies aiming to power the world with pond scum, algae seems to perpetually be the fuel of the future. Now a government-funded consortium hopes to jump-start commercialization of the low-carbon...
Pyrolysis Biofuel Production Process Simplified
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, pyrolysis, USDA, swtichgrass, energy )

Brian
- 122 days ago - dailyfusion.net
"Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets."
Spanish Town Taps Sewage to Make Biofuel
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, sewage, biofuel, investigation, scientists, environment, design, concept, Spain )

Michael
- 408 days ago - spectrum.ieee.org
In a beach town at the southern tip of Spain, researchers are trying to be the first to turn municipal wastewater into biofuel.
New Microbe Makes Fuel From CO2 in the Air | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, environment, science, society, NewTechnology, climate, new microbe, biofuel, discovery )

Tamara
- 504 days ago - mnn.com
Scientists at the University of Georgia have created a microbe that converts carbon dioxide into biofuel, a discovery that might boost the battle against climate change.
Biofuel From Pond Scum Could Replace 17 Percent of Imported Oil
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, algae, algae biofuel, discovery, coolstuff )

Dave
- 1214 days ago - grist.org
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a biofuel that decreased our need for (foreign) oil and didn't take away from the food supply??? We in Minnesota would have lots of supply!
Turning Grease Into Gold: Two Startups Making Big Leaps in Biofuels
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, business, energy, environment, interesting )

Kathy
- 1251 days ago - good.is
Two innovative companies, Blackgold Biofuels and FogBusters, are unlocking the power of fat, oil, and grease (more pleasingly referred to in aggregate as "FOG").
Searching in the Microbial World for Efficient Ways to Produce Biofuel
Science & Tech  (tags: research, microbes, abcteria, enzymes, switchgrass, cows, rumen, biofuel, cellulose )

Nancy
- 1427 days ago - sciencedaily.com
With the help of genetic materials from a cow's rumen, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are developing new ways to break down plant fibers for conversion into biofuel. To convert corn stover and switchgrass into biofuel,
Biofuel From Inedible Plant Material Easier to Produce Following Enzyme Discovery
Science & Tech  (tags: Biofuel, Inedible Plant Material, Enzyme, Discovery, research )

Anna
- 1431 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered key plant enzymes that normally make the energy stored in wood, straw, and other non-edible parts of plants difficult to extract.
Chlorophyll in Ancient Bacteria: Biofuel Source?
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, biotechnology, science, study, discovery )

Emerald
- 1461 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists have discovered a new type of chlorophyll in ancient Australian bacteria that could lead to new sources of bio-energy. Over the past 60 years, scientists have known of four types of chlorophyll used by plants to harvest light and convert ...
How Jungle Rot Could Power the Future
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, biofuel, jungle rot )

Isabel
- 2233 days ago - livescience.com
Ethanol, the most common biofuel, is primarily made from grains, sugarcane and other crops. But it can also be made from cellulose -- a chain-like molecule found in stems, bark and other plant parts.
Boeing and Continental Airlines Will Test a Plane That Runs on Biofuel
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climatechange, globalwarming, energy, biofuel, technology )

Samer
- 2351 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
The Houston-based airline is teaming up with Boeing and engine maker GE Aviation to test a plane powered by a new generation of renewable fuels.
First Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Goes Online, Makes Fuel From Wood Waste : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biofuel, cellulosic ethanol, energy, ethanol, fuel, gasoline, renewable fuel, transportation )

Clayton
- 2358 days ago - gas2.org
The first commercial cellulosic ethanol facility to convert waste wood materials into a renewable fuel went online last month near Upton, Wyoming. After 6 years of development, the technology can make fuel from wood and waste, like cardboard and paper.
Study: Your Car Can Run On 20% Ethanol : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, biofuel, cars, E10, E20, ethanol, Flex-Fuel, FlexFuel, renewable fuel, research, study, transportation )

Clayton
- 2359 days ago - gas2.org
A University of Minnesota study found that using higher blends of ethanol (20%) blended into gasoline did not cause damage or cause performance problems when used in standard gasoline engines.
University Funding Pulled For Anti-Biofuel Research : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, alternative fuels, biofuel, business, cellulosic ethanol, corn, ethanol, global warming, grain, industry, research, science, transportation, university )

Clayton
- 2360 days ago - gas2.org
Two soybean growers' groups have suspended $1.5 million in funding from the University of Minnesota, due to research showing that biofuels could worsen global warming.
A Biodiesel Prius? VW To Release 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biodiesel, biofuel, cars, diesel, electric, fuel, fuel economy, Green, hybrid, mileage, petroleum, transportation, VW )

Clayton
- 2362 days ago - gas2.org
Toyota may lose its high-mileage stranglehold on the U.S. auto industry, thanks to Volkswagon's new Golf hybrid-electric diesel. At 69.9 MPG, the new model is a serious contender for high-mileage biodiesel usage with a ridiculously low-emissions profile.
 

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Popular Tags for: Science & Tech

Most Active Stories Today in Science & Tech tagged with biofuel

top story finders in Science & Tech

1. Natasha Salgado 36 popular stories

2. Ana MESNER 36 popular stories

3. Dalia H. 35 popular stories

4. Carole K. 32 popular stories

5. Richard S. 32 popular stories

6. AniMae Chi 31 popular stories

7. Laura H. 25 popular stories

8. Candy L. 21 popular stories

9. Candy B. 21 popular stories

10. Jason B. 20 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

wanted: news analysts

Get Active in the Care2 News Network!

Help ferret out the most noteworthy of the Newly Submitted stories and promote them to the Front Page.

care2 news network tools

News Network Bookmarklet

Submit stories from your browser toolbar with the easy to use Add to Care2 News! bookmarklet.

News Network Syndication

Get this page in RSS. Keep up to date with the Care2 News Network in your favorite RSS reader. Yahoo!, Newsgator, Bloglines, and more!
Find out how to subscribe!

care2 newsletter spotlight

Join over 2 Million Care2 Subscribers! Sign up for our FREE Newsletters, Delivered to your Inbox!