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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Bioplastics Threaten Big Oil

Bioplastics Threaten Big Oil

Jan 05, 2018 at 14:43 | Nick Cunningham

What sector will account for the largest source of oil demand growth over the next two decades? Most people might assume transportation, with hundreds of millions of people in the…

Research Unveils New Promising Biofuel

Research Unveils New Promising Biofuel

Dec 08, 2017 at 17:21 | Futurity

New research indicates that poplar trees could be an economically viable biofuel material. In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplars are one of the Pacific Northwest’s best bets—the trees…

Oil Refiners And Farmers Battle Over Biofuels

Oil Refiners And Farmers Battle Over Biofuels

Dec 04, 2017 at 17:05 | Tsvetana Paraskova

President Donald Trump has agreed to meet representatives of the U.S. oil refining industry and oil-supporting lawmakers to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard Program—a meeting that could set the stage…

Sweden Burns H&M Clothes As Fuel

Sweden Burns H&M Clothes As Fuel

Nov 27, 2017 at 15:55 | Zainab Calcuttawala

A power plant in Stockholm elected to burn damp and soiled clothing from H&M as fuel last week, according to a new report from Mining.com. The plant aims to…

Is This The Ultimate Fuel For Millennials?

Is This The Ultimate Fuel For Millennials?

Nov 22, 2017 at 14:06 | Irina Slav

Imagine sipping your soy latte or iced caramel macchiato during your daily commute in a bus that emits not noxious gases, but a fresh coffee aroma. Now imagine that the…

New Process Makes Ethanol Sustainable

New Process Makes Ethanol Sustainable

Nov 10, 2017 at 16:18 | Brian Westenhaus

Sweden’s University of Borås doctoral student Ramkumar Nair has shown it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way.…

Is U.S. Biofuel In Jeopardy?

Is U.S. Biofuel In Jeopardy?

Nov 08, 2017 at 11:51 | Haley Zaremba

Last week, DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced that they shut down operations at an Iowa ethanol plant just two years after it opened. As the plant closed its doors,

New Tech Could Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

New Tech Could Turn Seaweed Into Biofuel

Oct 16, 2017 at 14:46 | Haley Zaremba

In the future, we may not look up to the sun for energy, but down into the ocean’s depths. This month the U.S. Department of Energy announced an investment of…

Is Cactus Gas The Future Of Biofuel?

Is Cactus Gas The Future Of Biofuel?

Aug 30, 2017 at 13:24 | Haley Zaremba

The prickly pear cactus (locally known as nopal) is ubiquitous in Mexico. Farmed in massive quantities across the nation, it’s a local food staple, an ancient sacred symbol, and the…

“Grassoline” The Jet Fuel Of The Future?

“Grassoline” The Jet Fuel Of The Future?

Apr 07, 2017 at 17:14 | Brian Westenhaus

Belgium’s Ghent University researchers have developed a process that turns grass into biofuel. The press release is a little cute with the question, will we soon drive on ‘grassoline’? Scientist…

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