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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

The Death Of Algal Biofuel

The Death Of Algal Biofuel

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:19 | Robert Rapier

During the advanced biofuel craze of the past decade, many companies made claims that weren’t remotely credible. A long list of companies claimed they could economically convert biomass like straw or wood…

Trump Sides With Farmers In Battle Against Refiners

Trump Sides With Farmers In Battle Against Refiners

Oct 09, 2018 at 17:31 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration announced a major policy change in an effort to win back farm country, allowing the year-round sale of a higher concentration of ethanol. Coinciding with a campaign…

Bioscience Breakthrough Turns Plant Waste Into Gasoline

Bioscience Breakthrough Turns Plant Waste Into Gasoline

Sep 28, 2018 at 17:14 | Brian Westenhaus

KU Leuven, Belgium bioscience engineers have developed a roadmap, so to speak, for industrial cellulose gasoline. The bioscience engineers already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from…

Are Biofuels A Viable Alternative For The Shipping Sector?

Are Biofuels A Viable Alternative For The Shipping Sector?

Sep 24, 2018 at 15:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The shipping industry is preparing for a major disruption of the types of fuels it will be using as early as the beginning of 2020, when stricter regulations for the…

U.S. Poised To Ease Biofuel Quotas

U.S. Poised To Ease Biofuel Quotas

Jul 16, 2018 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

Just as scientists are making leaps and bounds in the technology behind biofuel production, opening the way for cheaper and more efficient clean fuel sources, the United States’ Environmental Protection…

Corn States Win In Fight Against Refiners

Corn States Win In Fight Against Refiners

Jun 07, 2018 at 11:23 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration was on the verge of releasing a major change in U.S. biofuels policy, but a last minute political assault from corn states might have shelved the…

Is The U.S. Ethanol Industry Under Siege?

Is The U.S. Ethanol Industry Under Siege?

May 18, 2018 at 16:56 | Robert Rapier

Following the 2016 presidential election, I explained Why The Ethanol Industry Should Fear President Trump. Since that time, the ethanol industry has indeed been on the defensive. In fact,…

Biofuel Breakthrough Uses Algae To Create Hydrogen

Biofuel Breakthrough Uses Algae To Create Hydrogen

May 11, 2018 at 16:40 | Brian Westenhaus

A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen through the photosynthesis of green…

How Carbon Capture Can Be Profitable

How Carbon Capture Can Be Profitable

Apr 26, 2018 at 12:54 | Futurity

A new discovery offers hope for cost-effective carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, scientists have questioned the feasibility of carbon capture—removing carbon dioxide…

The U.S. Ethanol Industry Is Under Attack

The U.S. Ethanol Industry Is Under Attack

Apr 20, 2018 at 18:05 | Robert Rapier

Jerry Jung’s passion for reforming the nation’s ethanol laws started when he noticed that the monarch butterflies had vanished from his hobby farm north of Clare, Michigan. After doing a bit of…

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