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.
Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the potential for biofuel producers to make the switch from corn to feedstocks based on large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass.
Worldwide production of biofuels hit an all-time high in 2010, according to numbers released from Worldwatch Institute's Climate and Energy Program.
Using the wrong biofuel production methods can lead to the release of toxic, carcinogenic substances, new research has shown.
Biofuels hold great potential, but they're certainly a double-edged sword.
When most people think of biofuels, the plant that comes into mind is probably corn. Well, there's a whole new option that comes from the sea - kelp.
The USDA will establish a new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) for the creation of a biomass facility at the Port of Ashtabula, as well as convert acres of land across Ohio and Pennsylvania for biomass crops.
Next time you enjoy a plate of pommes frites, you can feel smug that you're doing your bit for the environment. Dutch airline KLM has announced plans to use recycled cooking oil to fuel planes on its Paris to Amsterdam route.
We find it interesting to watch some of the changes that big oil is making as the world demonstrates its commitment to developing renewable and clean energy sources.
Two of the Air Force’s Thunderbirds aerial team members recently flew their F-16s in a Department of Defense aerial team show running on a blend of camelina-based biofuel and regular jet fuel.
The controversy over the use of biofuel as an alternative and renewable energy source may soon get even more heated.
The US Navy recently used a 50/50 biofuel blend to fly an MH60S Sea Hawk - a helicopter typically deployed for anti-surface warfare and combat missions.