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Alternative Energy / Biofuels

New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

Nov 01, 2012 at 19:07 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Michigan engineers lead by Phil Savage, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor and a professor of chemical engineering can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and…

Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Biofuels Company Teams Up with Enzyme Producer to Try and Kickstart Industry

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:00 | Environmental Finance

A next-generation biofuels producer has formed a strategic partnership with the world’s largest supplier of industrial enzymes in a move they hope will kickstart the sector’s growth.Novozymes has…

Petroleum Free Aviation: First Ever All-Biofuels Flight takes Place in Canada

Petroleum Free Aviation: First Ever All-Biofuels Flight takes Place in Canada

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:37 | Biofuels Digest

In California, Aemetis announced at Advanced Biofuels Markets the world’s first flight segment on 100% renewable, drop-in biofuel, conducted by the National Research Council of Canada using its Falcon 20…

Refining Wood: The Most Efficient Method for Producing Cellulosic Fuel

Refining Wood: The Most Efficient Method for Producing Cellulosic Fuel

Oct 26, 2012 at 17:29 | Brian Westenhaus

The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) has a very different take on using wood.  Refine it into the main component parts similar to what is done with crude oil.

Why are we not Drowning in Algae Biofuel?

Why are we not Drowning in Algae Biofuel?

Oct 16, 2012 at 17:16 | Environmental News Network

Producing biofuels from algae is a concept dating back to the oil shocks of the 1970s. At the time, the US Government created an algae research program which analyzed the…

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Drought Be Damned: First Results in for 'Tolerant' Corn

Oct 05, 2012 at 16:29 | Editorial Dept

Farmers were panicking this summer, dealing with the worst drought to hit the US in five decades, but from this disaster progress is blossoming in the form of a drought-tolerant…

Wonder Crop: Jatropha Sequesters Carbon and Restores Degraded Land

Wonder Crop: Jatropha Sequesters Carbon and Restores Degraded Land

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:13 | SciDev SciDev

Large-scale cultivation of Jatropha – known as a potential source of biofuel – can improve the soil quality of degraded lands and address climate change, says a new study.

The Global Bioethanol Market Crisis: An Opportunity for Europe?

The Global Bioethanol Market Crisis: An Opportunity for Europe?

Oct 02, 2012 at 17:12 | Al Costa

The bioethanol global market crisis will create a strong price increase of the product for the next year and maybe more. This is due to a number of factors affecting…

The Growing Popularity of Biofuels in Southeast Asia

The Growing Popularity of Biofuels in Southeast Asia

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:11 | EcoSeed

The market for biofuels in the automotive sector – fuels sourced from plant-based oils and sugars, animal fats and other natural occurring sources – rose to an estimated amount of…

The Top 4 Advanced Biofuels: Keeping Food on the Table

The Top 4 Advanced Biofuels: Keeping Food on the Table

Sep 11, 2012 at 17:33 | Jen Alic

As the fuel versus food debate intensifies, Oilprice.com takes a look at the top four advanced, non-food biofuels that may have a long-term potential to become commercially, and hopefully environmentally,…

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