Uppsala University researchers have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy. The researchers press release is optimistic that we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. The researchers have published their study in the […]

University of Tsukuba researchers have developed a new system for evaporating the water from algae biomass with reusable nanoporous graphene, which can lead to cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels and fine chemicals. The team introduced a new procedure of harvesting energy and organic molecules from algae using nanoporous graphene and porous graphene foams. They have […]

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) researchers leading an international collaboration have developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into their single sugar components, a critical process in producing green fuel. The research group published their results in the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research. The breakdown process […]

A University of Utah team of chemical engineers have developed a new kind of jet mixer for creating biomass from algae that extracts the lipids from the watery plants with much less energy than the older extraction method. This key discovery now puts this form of energy closer to becoming a viable, cost-effective alternative fuel. […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have shown that a recently-discovered variety of lignin called catechyl lignin (C-lignin) has attributes that could make it well-suited as the starting point for a range of bioproducts. Lignin makes up about a quarter of plant biomass and is the most abundant source of renewable aromatics on Earth. Aromatics are materials […]

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