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Sky’s the Limit – Aviation Biofuels About to Take Off?

Aug 09, 2013 at 17:49 | John Daly

For the past decade, commercial production of jet biofuel has become of major interest to international airlines.Renewable Jet A-1 biofuel has two alluring aspects.First, it is…

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Genetically Engineering Jatropha Plants for Large Scale Production

Jul 18, 2013 at 17:13 | Futurity

Scientists have identified the first step toward engineering a more drought-resistant variety of Jatropha, a potential biofuel plant.Jatropha has seeds with high oil content. But the oil’s potential…

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A Biofuel Cell that Uses Fungus to Generate Cheap Electricty

Jul 11, 2013 at 17:34 | Brian Westenhaus

In a new concept for biofuel cells Sabine Sané, doctoral candidate in the research training group Micro Energy Harvesting at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University…

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Biofuel Breakthrough? Marine Organism can Provide Food and Fuel

Jul 02, 2013 at 16:57 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the University of Bergen and Uni Research of Norway hatched an idea that sounds too good to be true: a common marine species that consumes microorganisms and…

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Oil Industry Works Hard to End the E15 Fuel Blend

Jun 12, 2013 at 16:41 | Robert Rapier

I just finished reading a story that made my blood boil. It was about how the oil industry is using dirty tricks to keep the ethanol industry in check. I…

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New Enzyme Technology Allows more Ethanol to be Produced from Less Corn

Jun 12, 2013 at 16:38 | Brian Westenhaus

A new enzyme technology allowing the corn ethanol biofuels industry to produce more ethanol with less corn while saving energy and improving profits was announced yesterday.  The technology is…

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This Week in Energy: The Ethanol Debacle Heats Up

Jun 07, 2013 at 14:16 | James Stafford

The ethanol debacle heats up ahead of summer; mini nuclear reactors get a boost; Urgent Note for subscribers: Sorry for butting in at the start of…

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Exxon’s $100m Algae Investment Falls Flat

May 28, 2013 at 17:08 | Jen Alic

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is cutting its losses on algae biofuels after investing over $100 million only to find that it couldn’t achieve commercial viability. Earlier this…

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Investment Boost for Next Generation Biodiesel Project

May 24, 2013 at 16:59 | Jen Alic

Japanese-based Itochu Corp., Texas-based Benefuel, and Flint Hills Resources Renewable LLC have launched a joint venture to produce biodiesel fuel from inedible feedstocks in Nebraska, targeting production of 50 million…

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Waste Wood: Norway Taps into a Huge Source of Biomass Fuel

May 23, 2013 at 16:52 | Brian Westenhaus

Norwegian senior scientist Øyvind Skreiberg is transforming the chopped-off branches and tops of felled spruce trees into a fine powder that is then pressed into high-energy pellets.  The transformation…

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