Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists hope to optimize fixing carbon with an enzyme from soil microbes for producing fuels, antibiotics and other products from CO2. When it comes to fixing carbon, plants have nothing on soil bacteria that can do it 20 times faster. The secret is an enzyme that ‘juggles’ reaction ingredients. The […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an efficient concept to recycle carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable fuels, without any unwanted by-products or waste. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, have previously shown that biological catalysts, or enzymes, can produce fuels cleanly using renewable energy sources, but at low efficiency Their latest research has improved […]

University at Buffalo researchers report harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose (a type of sugar) into olefins (a type of hydrocarbon, and one of several types of molecules that make up gasoline). The project was led by biochemists Zhen Q. Wang at the University at Buffalo and Michelle C. Y. Chang […]

University of Georgia scientist Puneet Dwivedi’s research replaces petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant. The study shows the plant oil can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%. Dwivedi led a team that estimated the break-even price and life cycle carbon emissions of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) […]

Ohio State University scientists have found a new chemical process to turn a stinky, toxic gas into a clean-burning fuel. The process, detailed recently in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, turns hydrogen sulfide – more commonly called “sewer gas” – into hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen sulfide is emitted from manure piles and […]

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