Washington State University has announced a new method to treat sewage can efficiently convert leftover sludge to biogas, an advance that could help communities lower their waste treatment costs while helping the environment. Reporting in the journal, Waste Management, a Washington State University research team tested a pretreatment technology, adding an extra step to typical […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers report success in using lignin as a path toward a drop-in 100% sustainable aviation fuel. Lignin makes up the rigid parts of the cell walls of plants. Other parts of plants are used for biofuels, but lignin has been largely overlooked because of the difficulties in breaking it down […]

A study led by researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) improves understanding of leaf functional relationships and provides valuable new information for scientists modeling the productivity of C4 bioenergy crops. The research team found that miscanthus and sorghum – both C4 plant species – occupy a distinct niche of the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory biofuel scientists used an oddball molecule made by bacteria to develop a new class of sustainable biofuels powerful enough to launch rockets. The candidate molecules have greater projected energy density than any petroleum product, including the leading aviation and rocket fuels, JetA and RP-1. Converting petroleum into fuels involves mostly […]

Researchers from ETH Zürich and Paul Scherrer Institute have found how methanol, produced from carbon dioxide recycled from the air, can be used to make carbon neutral fuels. To do this, the mechanism by which methanol is turned into liquid hydrocarbons must be better understood so that the catalytic process can be optimized. The researchers […]

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