Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus. The black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit leads the researchers to hope the process will become an economically viable production process for aviation biofuels in the next five years. The team, led by […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Harvard University team from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created a system that uses bacteria to convert solar energy into the liquid fuel isopropanol (rubbing alcohol or the red bottle of gasoline line deicer). The work integrates an “artificial leaf,” which […]

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