Researchers have identified an enzyme produced by green microalgae, which can be used to trigger the creation of larger amounts of biofuel from plants. The resulting liquid hydrocarbon offers an ideal alternative to fossil fuel.
Earth/Environment April 8, 2016
Reverse photosynthesis may pave the way for faster and greener industrial production. With the help of sunlight, energy sources and biofuels may be produced via natural and more efficient means.
Earth/Environment April 6, 2016
Scientists in Denmark have discovered a process called reverse photosynthesis, which uses sunlight to convert biomass into fuel. The discovery could revolutionize the production of industrial fuel and chemicals.
Energy April 5, 2016
The biofuels industry might have found a new partner in nature. A research found that fungi in the guts of goats could break down raw materials better than commercial processes.
Energy February 22, 2016
Researchers took biofuel production to the next level by combining bacterial and viral components. Their work resulted in a highly efficient enzyme beneficial to making hydrogen fuel.
Energy January 6, 2016
Scientists are looking forward to growing and harvesting algae that will allow them to extract a natural source of biofuel. Abundant, clean and easy to process, algae can produce energy for transportation equivalent to the energy in biofuel produced by crops that cover a land mass three times the U.S.
Energy August 18, 2015
United Airlines is committed to cutting back greenhouse gasses, and sometimes, that means flying planes with fuel made from animal feces.
FUTURE TECH June 30, 2015
Sugarcane can be a source of biomass for producing 'green' alternative jet fuel, researchers say. The resulting fuel burns cleaner than fossil fuel, they report.
Energy June 10, 2015
Scientists use genetic engineering to create renewable, clean-burning propane. Such a biofuel could complement dwindling supplies of fossil fuel, currently the only source of propane.
Energy April 13, 2015
Before algae can be turned into biodiesel, it has to go through an elaborate process. Researchers have managed to not just produce top-notch biodiesel but also came up with jet fuel, also sourced from algae.
Energy January 30, 2015
Researchers say genetic re-engineering of bacteria used in production of drugs, fuels makes them safer to use. Such bacteria would die if they escaped into the natural environment and not present a threat, they say.
January 21, 2015
Researchers "push" the evolution of yeast to create strains better at biofuel production. Better tolerance of yeast to high temperatures and alcohol can boost ethanol production, they say.
Energy October 3, 2014
The eucalyptus tree, home to the popular koala bear, is more than just sustenance for animals. It has many properties that can help humans produce renewable energy, food and environmental benefits.
Energy June 12, 2014
Biofuel crops planted within solar energy farms could bring 'two-for-the-price-of-one' energy bounty.
Energy April 12, 2014
Genetically modified trees will yield more paper while reducing energy and chemicals needed to produce it.
Energy April 10, 2014
A new catalyst could make methanol the fuel of the future. The development could also affect several other products.
Energy March 4, 2014