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Tricking algae into making biofuels

Scientists have found a way to manipulate the internal clock of algae into thinking it is permanent daylight. This technique could lead to increased biofuel production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Microbes harnessed to make isobutanol for biofuels

The combination of a bacterium and a fungus have been used to turn tough waste plant material into isobutanol for use as a biofuel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Wood-eating gribble helps to produce biofuel

Tiny marine wood-borers called 'gribbles' contain an enzyme which could be used to turn paper, scrap wood and straw into a liquid biofuel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Algae engineered to create richer biofuels

Chemists based at the University of California, Davis, have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae, a potential source of biodiesel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

GMO plant created for biofuel production

Researchers at Michigan State University have engineered a plant with oily leaves. The plant has been designed to enhance biofuel production and lead to improved animal feeds.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Green biodiesel possibility

Scientists have successfully engineered two strains of blue-green algae like bacteria (cyanobacteria) to produce a liquid fuel. The fuel is being declared as an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Bees in Alsace make M&M's coloured honey

Ribeauville - Beekeepers in Alsace in eastern France had a nasty surprise recently after discovering their bees were producing honey in shades of blue, green and chocolate brown. The source of the problem was traced to a nearby Mars factory producing M&M's sweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

Biofuel waste product recycled for electricity

A waste product from the manufacture of biofuels has been developed to power fuel cells, which in turn can be used to generate low cost electricity.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Death By Radical Environmentalism

Two startling new reports illustrate how policies advanced by radical environmentalists have resulted in the deaths of tens of millions, and may yet result in the deaths of millions more.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 4 comments

Study says US biofuels policies flawed

Rice University policy paper says U,S. needs to rethink its policy of promoting ethanol to diversify its energy sources and increase energy security.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 3 comments
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