Sweden’s Chalmers University researchers have developed new technologies that can be used to convert industrial plants to produce fossil-free heat, electricity, fuel, chemicals and other materials. The technical potential is enormous. By using only Sweden’s currently existing power plants, renewable fuels equivalent to 10 percent of the world’s aviation fuel could be produced. Now, after […]

Technical University of Munich (TUM) researchers have now managed to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the biofuel production chemical process with reactions taking place inside zeolite crystals. But fuel from waste material? It is possible. So far, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively […]

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 […]

Its been a long time since we’ve seen any news in the algae field. University of Florida (UF) researchers may have found a protein key to converting algae to fuel. The UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers must starve the algae of nitrogen to draw lipids out of algae. Among the hundreds […]

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus. The black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit leads the researchers to hope the process will become an economically viable production process for aviation biofuels in the next five years. The team, led by […]

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