Kobe University researchers have found the mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells. The team believes the discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels. It has been a very long time since we’ve seen any news on the algae front. The improvement the team shows looks like an addition to algae competitiveness. The team’s […]






Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, Will we soon drive on ‘grassoline’? Scientist Way Cern Khor tells us that during his PhD research he investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass until it can be used as […]






Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists have developed a new streamlined process that could quickly pare down the stack of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for making biofuel. The new, approximately $6-million collaborative project is using a unique climate-simulating laboratory system. A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload […]






University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have found a way to nearly double the efficiency that a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered “super yeast” could boost the economics of making ethanol, specialty biofuels and bioproducts. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been the baker’s and brewer’s yeast of choice for centuries, but […]






University of Michigan researchers have flown aircraft over an oil and gas field and pinpointed with unprecedented precision the sources of the natural gas or methane leaks in real time. The technique led to the detection and immediate repair of two leaks in natural gas pipelines in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. […]






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