University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences researchers have released information in four new studies that explore chemical-free pretreatment methods, development of high-throughput phenotyping methods, and commercial-scale techno-economic feasibility of producing fuel from energycane in various scenarios. The studies begin to answer that challenges remaining in processing the crops to extract fuel […]

Ohio State University scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. Scientists around the world have been trying for years to create biofuels and other bioproducts more cheaply. The Ohio State […]

A technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels while retaining the sustainability benefits of bio-based ethanol, according to a new analysis. ORNL worked with technology […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make syngas. Syngas is a widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels that could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasoline. The carbon-neutral device sets a new benchmark in the […]

Scientists at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum in Germany and the University of New South Wales in Australia have used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into valuable raw materials. The scientists have adopted the principle from enzymes that produce complex molecules in multi-step reactions. The team transferred this mechanism to metallic nanoparticles, also known as nanozymes. The chemists […]

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