University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have announced the design of a new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline – namely, that the powerful solvents so […]

That’s right, gasoline from cellulose.  Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a novel synthesis of cellulosic biomass to make “drop-in” gasoline.  The new process suggests gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste.  The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing plant […]

A team of researchers led by Michigan State University (MSU) is showing how marginal lands represent a huge untapped resource to grow mixed species cellulosic biomass, plants grown specifically for fuel production, which could annually produce up to 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest alone. The research paper has been published in Nature, […]

A sizable part of the world is still after decades locked up on GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) crops.  The locked up minds have locked out huge food production potential and starved millions.  When the headline out of Iowa State University by Mike Krapfl, “Iowa State, Ames Lab Chemists Aid Study of Mutated Plants That May […]

Quietly, with out much fanfare of a few companies have focused on providing low cost synthetic sugars.  The point is if you can sell sugar cheap you can get very rich. Phycal CEO Kevin Berner told BioFuels Digest, “If you can make low-cost sugar, you can make anything.”  Well, almost anything based from carbon based […]

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