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Hydroplant

The Dark Side Of Hydropower

Hydropower dwarfs solar and wind…

Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Ethanol

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,…

algae bacteria

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…

Corn

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…

Biofuel

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…

Plastics

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…

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…

Biofuel

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…

H&M

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…

Coffee

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…

ethanol storage tanks

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.…

  
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