Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists are taking biomass derived acetone – common nail polish remover – and use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons. Then they have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel to power flight, while providing environmental benefits, creating domestic jobs, securing the nation’s global leadership […]

UC Berkeley scientists have rediscovered a long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel.  Berkeley chemists and chemical engineers joined skills to produce diesel fuel from the products of the abandoned bacterial fermentation discovered nearly 100 years ago by the first president of Israel, chemist […]