Researchers at the UAB's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), have analyzed the potential of different species of microalgae for producing biodiesel.
The wind power industry wasn’t the only renewable energy winner in the fiscal cliff deal that cleared Congress earlier this week – the legislation also showered taxpayer largess on the producers of various categories of biofuels.
The United States could do away with using crude oil altogether by using a combination of coal, natural gas and synthetic fuel made from non-food crops.
One of the reasons biofuels are so expensive to make is that the organisms used to ferment the biomass cannot make effective use of hemicellulose, the next most abundant cell wall component after cellulose.
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A new biofuel production process is claimed to produce more than 20 times as much energy than existing methods.
Captain James T. Kirk may have called space the final frontier, but it's actually the ocean that stands full of mystery.
Can an old, restored steam locomotive be the harbinger for a new era in cleaner train travel?
Technology giant Honeywell has announced a comprehensive test program for aviation biofuel which it claims will be the first of its kind in the airline industry.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner has made aviation history by completing the first ever transpacific biofuel flight.
Canada's Porter Airlines will become the first carrier in the country to conduct a biofuel-powered flight this month.
Bacteria first discovered in Yellowstone's hot springs could help produce ethanol from crops such as switchgrass.
When it comes to green, Scotland has more than that famous lush greenery going on.
Biodiesel may sometimes seem like cleantech's ugly step-child, receiving less attention and less funding than other up-and-coming renewable energies like solar and wind.
There is a moment in Bill Jaeger's latest biofuels paper when his scholarly posture crumples a bit and he seems to want to shout loud enough for policymakers in Washington, D.C., to hear him all the way from Corvallis, Oregon.
Using a remotely controlled ship, the U.S. Navy successfully completed its largest-scale demonstration of alternative fuels last week off the coast of California.
When it comes to feeding the world you’d be hard pressed to find a crop more valuable than rice - the staple food of half the world’s population.
An Iowa State University-led team recently won a $25 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop the blueprint for using marginal farmlands to grow perennial grasses that will, in turn, provide a biomass source for a drop-in biofuel.
The rising economic and political costs of foreign oil, coupled with climate-change fears, have been driving the search for renewable, alternative transportation fuels in the United States.
The US is unlikely to meet some specific biofuel mandates under the current Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022 unless new technologies are developed or policies change.