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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Could We Power Flights With Human Waste?

Apr 19, 2024 at 10:09 | Felicity Bradstock

Aviation companies worldwide have increasingly been investing in research and development into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help decarbonise their flights. The aviation sector is considered a hard-to-abate industry, as…

Gold Recycling Goes Green with Biodiesel Innovation

Mar 28, 2024 at 10:04 | Brian Westenhaus

Chalmers University of Technology researchers have developed an environmentally friendly method for recycling and purifying metals. Using gold earrings from a pawnshop in Gothenburg and…

U.S. Poised to Dominate Global Biofuel Market by 2035

Mar 25, 2024 at 09:12 | Rystad Energy

The biofuels industry in the US is booming, and a fresh surge in production is just around the corner thanks to increased demand for renewable diesel and sustainable…

Big Oil Ties Up with Big Corn Against EVs

Feb 07, 2024 at 14:22 | Irina Slav

Big Oil is joining forces with biofuel producers in a united front against electric vehicles. The message came from Bloomberg this week, suggesting EV sales were rising so…

Biofuel Breakthrough: WSU Researchers Crack The Lignin Puzzle

Aug 01, 2023 at 08:21 | ZeroHedge

Washington State University researcher’s new and novel method to extract lignin could help spin wheat straw into cash. Lignin, a super tough…

The Promise And Controversy Of Bamboo Biofuels

Jul 07, 2023 at 08:11 | Haley Zaremba

A new scientific paper from GCB Bioenergy has found that bamboo could be the next big thing in biofuels. The authors argue that industrialized agriculture of bamboo for…

5 Weird Energy Innovations That May Become Reality

Jun 14, 2023 at 08:19 | Charles Kennedy

Scientists are constantly pushing frontiers in search for solutions to the many challenges that human civilization faces, and nowhere is this truer than in energy. With the tone of climate…

Drax Ditches Coal, Shifts Focus To Biomass Generation

Apr 26, 2023 at 07:42 | City A.M

Drax has closed the curtain on its coal operations, putting the government under more pressure to secure supplies ahead of next winter. The power group announced…

Scientists Hack Early Stage Of Photosynthesis In Breakthrough For Biofuel

Mar 27, 2023 at 10:54 | Alex Kimani

Last month, Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) pulled the plug on its 14-year-long algae biofuels project, becoming the last oil company to abandon what was once considered the fuel of the future.The whole…

Vegetable Oil Is Gaining Traction As A Biofuel

Jan 16, 2023 at 13:04 | Felicity Bradstock

Interest in biofuels has exploded in recent years, and as governments pursue both energy security and lower emissions, that interest is only rising. Following a flurry of new…

Biofuel Production Is Set To Soar In The U.S.

Jan 10, 2023 at 12:45 | Haley Zaremba

What makes an energy source renewable? This question has been at the center of numerous debates in recent months as government agencies around the world rewrite their energy…

What Would It Take To Completely Decarbonize Jet Fuel?

Jan 05, 2023 at 09:17 | Brian Westenhaus

Arizona State University research shows a pathway toward full decarbonization of U.S. aviation fuel use by substituting conventional jet fuel with sustainably produced biofuels.

Will Bioenergy Ever Be Competitive?

Oct 18, 2022 at 07:52 | Brian Westenhaus

A study led by researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) improves understanding of leaf functional relationships and provides valuable new information for…

The U.S. Plan To Power 100% Of Its Flights With Renewable Jet Fuel

Sep 29, 2022 at 08:53 | Felicity Bradstock

Several world powers are launching renewable jet fuel initiatives in the race to be the first to provide a greener way to fly. With strict decarbonization policies being…

Inflation Reduction Act Is Both Good And Bad News For U.S Biofuels

Sep 28, 2022 at 08:33 | Felicity Bradstock

There is great optimism over the expansion of America’s renewable energy sector, beyond just wind and solar power, particularly following the approval of the Inflation Reduction…

Biden May Cut 2022 Biofuel Blending Mandates: Report

Jan 13, 2022 at 10:59 | Charles Kennedy

President Joe Biden is considering a cut to this year's biofuels blending mandates focusing on ethanol and eying a cut below the 15 billion gallons proposed by the EPA, Reuters…

Biomass: The EU's Great 'Clean Energy' Fraud

Jul 13, 2021 at 14:28 | Alex Kimani

"The professionalization of the biomass industry is a problem that needs attention."--Bas Eickhout, Dutch politician and member of the European Parliament. When it comes to the global shift to low-carbon…

Global Food Prices Soaring As Demand For Biofuels Continues To Climb

May 24, 2021 at 13:03 | Alex Kimani

As many of the world's governments continue pushing to a greener future, the energy transition is colliding with another challenge facing the world as it struggles to emerge from the…

Ammonia: A Jet Fuel For The Future

Sep 03, 2020 at 13:29 | Josh Owens

The aviation industry is responsible for 2 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, twelve percent of emissions from transport, and is one of the most carbon-intensive activities any…

The Biofuel Boom Was Doomed From The Start

Jul 16, 2020 at 13:16 | Haley Zaremba

Why haven’t biofuels taken off? For years they have been touted as the fuel of the future, with high-profile commercial aircraft making headlines for pioneering all-biofuel international flights…

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