Scientists have devised a method to create fuel for aircraft using a black fungus. The fungus is commonly found in decaying leaves and vegetation. The biofuel is predicted to be economically viable within five years.
Plants are increasingly being considered for renewable materials, energy and for building construction. The utilization of bio-materials has been advanced by a new understanding about the structure of wood.
The fossil fuel industry has an enormous impact on politics, the economy, and our health. This pollution Goliath is just too powerful to fight with government regulations. Take matters into your own hands and put vegetable oil in your fuel tank.
Ethiopia buys military weapons and claims advance on Millennium Goal objectives while India and others gain large scale alternative biofuel crops and claim advance on reduction of fossil fuel dependency.
The search for microorganisms to use in biofuel generation has led to the human lower intestine. A new study demonstrates how such microorganisms could be effective candidates for organic fuel production.
A research team has developed a new source of renewable energy: a biofuel made from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.
Finding the magic catalyst for biofuel production is a major industrial aim. Scientists have outlined the discovery of a potential range of suitable enzymes in fungi thriving in the feces and intestinal tracts of horses.
Scientists have managed to use a study of the peach genome to identify genetic aspects of other trees used for biofuels. This is to look for ways to make source materials more efficient for biofuel production.
Scientists based at UC San Diego have engineered a green alga into a rainbow of different colors. The object is to allow different algae to be differentiated as part of biofuel research and drug development.
The research into biofuels has been limited due to the bacteria normally used only being able to convert part of the cell wall of plant material. An improvement might be in reach due to a bacterium found in the garbage.
The Midwest is experiencing its worst drought since 1988 , and corn crops are suffering as a result. Shortages are predicted due to the damage already done by the drought. But if drought conditions continue, the damage will be felt deeply by consumers.
The search for an effective biofuel represents a major area of scientific research and energy company funding. In a new study, a simple microbe isolated from a forest may hold the golden key for a new generation of biofuels.
The search for new bio-fuels represents potential big business with the decline in available fossil fuels. A team of scientists, backed by the US government, have made significant progress in using bacteria to create a bio-diesel from glucose.
A significant step for the U.S. Navy has been the recent purchase of 450,000 gallons of biofuels at $15 per gallon---four times the normal price. The goal is to eventually transform the "Great Green Fleet" into one that relies on alternative energy.
In an effort to find alternative non-food sources of biodiesel, researchers at the Lafayette campus of the University of Louisiana have turned to the fat of the American alligator as a viable substitute for soybeans and food crops to produce biofuel.