Scientists at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and fermentation research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bioengineering new lines of America’s native switchgrass, that are green house grown and lab processed making as much as 38% more ethanol. The team’s paper, “Genetic manipulation of lignin reduces recalcitrance and improves ethanol production from switchgrass” has been […]

A team led by Zeng Yu Wang of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Jonathan Mielenz, a co-author and member of the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has designed a transgenic version of switchgrass that produces about one-third more ethanol by fermentation than conventional switchgrass. […]

Part two is a look at emerging technologies with fusion forefront.  Without any doubt the Holy Grail, planetary savior, or nirvana is likely fusion.  Following close on would be the dark horses such as Randell Mills’ BlackLight hydrino technology. Fusion outside of the multinational ITER project using the old tokamak idea to confine the fuel […]