Researchers to Use Camelina for Biodiesel Production
Camelina sativa, a flowering plant native to Europe and to Central Asia, can be a valuable biofuel crop because it can grow on poorer quality farmland and needs little irrigation and fertilizer.
New Tool Advances Genetic Engineering of Fuel Crops
A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of “fuel” crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).
Method Efficiently Converts Lignocellulosic Biomass Into Biofuel
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new method to efficiently convert lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels and chemicals.
Bacteria Produce Unique Battery Electrode Material
Iron oxide nanoparticles produced by Leptothrix ochracea in groundwater has a potential to be used as anode material for Li-ion batteries.
Miscanthus to Play a Major Role in Iowa Agriculture
Agronomists at Iowa State University say that miscanthus, a perennial grass used for biofuel production, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa.
Catalyst Helps Get More Energy From Biofuel
A new, simple catalyst, developed at the University of Twente, improves the quality of oil produced from biomass before it is even sent to the refinery.
Scientists Take Snapshots of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation
An international collaboration of scientists led by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has taken detailed “snapshots” of the four photon-step cycle for water oxidation in photosystem II, a large protein complex in green plants.
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Novel Biosensor to Optimize Bio-Refining Processes
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a new type of biosensor that can help optimize bio-refining processes that produce chemicals, fuels and advanced materials.
Heather Can Help UK Meet Bioenergy Targets
Harvesting energy from heather could reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to a new study.
Study: Fracking Increases Groundwater Radioactivity, But Only So Much
A study finds that hydraulic fracturing can increase groundwater radioactivity, but not above exposure limits set for human health in the UK
Total, Amyris Add Renewable Farnesane to Jet Fuel
France’s Total and Amyris, an integrated renewable products company, headquartered in California, begin to prepare to market a new jet fuel that contains up to 10% blends of renewable farnesane.
New Family of Enzymes Degrades Hard-to-Digest Biomass
Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.
Study Looks Into Trends in Forest Biomass for Energy in EU
A study looks into the current trends in woody biomass for energy in Europe, carbon balance and the sustainable potential.
Engineered Microbe Directly Coverts Plant Biomass to Ethanol
The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass—a sustainable, carbon neutral route to American energy independence—has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process. New research from the University of Georgia has overcome this hurdle allowing the direct conversion of switchgrass to fuel.
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Scientists Study Real-Time Structural Changes in Green Algae
The way that algae respond to light has been reinterpreted based on results from studying real-time structural changes in green algae.
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