Manchester University researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of propane gas (aka Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG). The research is part of a program of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels. The study provides new insight and understanding of the development […]

Rice University scientists found they could grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90% of nitrates and more than 50% of phosphorous from wastewater. The study is one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels. Wastewater treatment facilities currently have […]

A Virginia Tech research team has discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biomass feedstock. The biological method greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This research method uses abundantly available corn stover, made up of plant’s stalks, cobs, and husks to produce the hydrogen. The team […]

University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers report finding five new strains of yeast capable of turning agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs into ethanol, the well known alcohol biofuel. The team’s study paper, “Identification of Furfural Resistant Strains of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae and Saccharomyces Paradoxus from a Collection of Environmental and Industrial Isolates” has […]

Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) report a new study that could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass. The A*STAR experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal new insights into the process by which ethanol produced from waste biomass can be converted into hydrogen in the presence […]

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