University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers examined the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria that is much cheaper. They believe the new catalyst will make fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources greener and more affordable. Biofuels are made from renewable materials such as plants or algae, and offer […]

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo researchers found the use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles. Levels of ultrafine particulate matter in São Paulo City, Brazil, increased by up to 30 percent at times when ethanol prices rose and it’s consumption fell. When ethanol prices at the pump rise […]

Arizona State University scientists growing bacteria over generations under specially controlled conditions in fermentation tanks have test-tube evolved bacteria for xylose utilization. Scientists are trying to break through the innovation bottleneck for the renewable bioproduction of fuels and chemicals. They’ve looked into a new approach – harnessing the trial-and-error power of evolution to coax nature […]

A University of Washington (UW) research team has made a new stride forward on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals. An important factor is they refined this technique to process larger pieces of wood than ever before, saving time and money […]

Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, Will we soon drive on ‘grassoline’? Scientist Way Cern Khor tells us that during his PhD research he investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass until it can be used as […]

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