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

- 1850 days ago -
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...
Spanish Town Taps Sewage to Make Biofuel
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, sewage, biofuel, investigation, scientists, environment, design, concept, Spain )

- 2197 days ago -
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 )

- 2293 days ago -
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 )

- 3003 days ago -
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 )

- 3040 days ago -
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 )

- 3216 days ago -
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 )

- 3219 days ago -
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 )

- 3250 days ago -
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 )

- 4022 days ago -
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 )

- 4140 days ago -
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 )

- 4147 days ago -
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 )

- 4148 days ago -
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 )

- 4149 days ago -
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 )

- 4151 days ago -
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.
Biofuels Story Goes From Bad to Better to Absolute Madness
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, biodiesel, cars, technology, news, environment, world )

- 4189 days ago -
The report follows a previous admission from the Environment minister of the European Commission that certain environmental and social problems associated with biofuels had not been foreseen.

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