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July 01, 2016
Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes
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Research at the ASM Microbe research meeting in Boston presents a sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (sMFC) system for remotely investigating the physiology and ecology of electrically active microbes in submerged field sites. Depending on the depth at which device components were submerged, scientists observed variation in start-up time and electricity generation. "These results suggest long range exchange of electric current between microbial populations in different environments may play a key role i ... read more

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Chemists find new way to recycle plastic waste into fuel
A new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel has been devised by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry ... more

Bioenergy integrated in the bio-based economy crucial to meet climate targets
The 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam has provided a unique overview of the state of play of the sector and a much clearer view than before of the role biomass can play in ... more

New 3-D printed polymer can convert methane to methanol
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and press ... more
Bio Fuel News from


Nissan bets on ethanol for fuel-cell vehicles
Nissan says it is developing fuel-cell technology that can power cars using plant-based ethanol, a first for the auto industry, and hopes to launch the system in time for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics. ... more


Chemicals from wood waste
The present-day chemical industry is based on oil: many chemical products - from plastics through to detergents and solvents to medication and crop protection products - have their origins in oil an ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Chemistry lessons from bacteria may improve biofuel production
If you're made of carbon, precious few things are as important to life as death. A dead tree may represent a literal windfall of the building blocks necessary for making new plants and animals and t ... more

World Biofuel Additives Market is Expected to Reach $12,560 Million by 2022
According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "World Biofuel Additives Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015-2022", the biofuel additives market is projected to reach $12,560 mil ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Signs of 'healing' ozone layer over Antarctic: study

Crystal movement under Mount St. Helens may have predicted 1980 eruption

China dam water release captured by drone

Vietnam says Taiwanese steel mill to pay $500m for pollution

Britain's commitment firm on climate: secretary

Political landslide in mineral-rich Mongolia

Microalgae eat themselves when times are tough


New understanding of plant growth brings promise of tailored products for industry
In the search for low-emission plant-based fuels, new research could lead to sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel-based products. Scientists have identified new steps in the way plants produce ce ... more

Liquid by-products from forest industry find use in wood-plastic composites
A novel method for adding liquid by-products from the wood industry into wood-plastic composites (WPCs) prior to manufacturing was developed in a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Th ... more

Researchers trying to build houses out of algae
A team of chemists, biologists, energy experts, engineers and architects in Australia are working on a plan to create structural components, like a building facade, out of living algae. ... more
2nd Integrated Air and Missile Defense - Securing the Complex Air Domain: Requirements for Sustainable, Global, and Reliable Solutions to Next Generation Air & Missile Threats - 28-30 September, 2016 | Washington D.C. The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel
The days of drilling into the ground in the search for fuel may be numbered, because if Daniel Nocera has his way, it'll just be a matter of looking for sunny skies. Nocera, the Patterson Rock ... more

Weed stems ripe for biofuel
A weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide ... more
Space News from
NASA's Juno Peers Inside a Giant

How much water is inside Jupiter

European Involvement in the Juno Mission to Jupiter

Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

ChemCam findings hint at oxygen-rich past on Mars

Researchers trace Mercury's origins to rare meteorite

Alex Parker Discovers Moon Over Makemake in the Kuiper Belt


Forest-destroying palm oil powers cars in EU: report
Palm oil produced on tropical plantations that drive deforestation has become a major biofuel for vehicles in the European Union, industry figures released Tuesday by an environmental group revealed. ... more

Forest-destroying palm oil powers cars in EU
Palm oil produced on tropical plantations that drive deforestation has become a major biofuel for vehicles in the European Union, industry figures released Tuesday by an environmental group revealed. ... more

Scientists turning human waste into biofuel in South Korea
Researchers in South Korea have turned a bathroom into a laboratory for sustainable energy. They're turning human waste into biofuel. ... more

Modified microalgae converts sunlight into valuable medicine
Researchers from Copenhagen Plant Science Centre at University of Copenhagen have succeeded in manipulating a strain of microalgae to form complex molecules to an unprecedented extent. This may pave ... more

Alkol Biotech sells large batch of sugarcane bagasse for 2G ethanol testing
Alkol Biotech sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane sugarcane bagasse for scientific cellulosic ethanol technology testing. The client is a leading 2G ethanol technology producer from Europe, and its purpos ... more


Industry Weighs in on Green Aviation Tech
Aviation's future is bright ... green. That was the environmentally promising message delivered during the Green Aviation Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), held recently at NASA Langley Research ... more

Berkeley Lab scientists brew jet fuel in 1-pot recipe
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a "one-pot" method for producing advanced biofue ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Putin says NATO provoking arms race 'frenzy'

N. Korea leader Kim Jong-Un gets new 'top post'

Russia, US trade accusations in maritime encounter

Scotland looking toward Brexit future

Hague court to rule July 12 in South China Sea case

Philippines' Duterte reveals no 'taunt or flaunt' China policy

US, Iceland beef up defence deal on rising Russian threat

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UNT researchers discover potential new paths for plant-based bioproducts


Improving utilization of ammonia and carbon dioxide in microalgal cultivation


Airbus Defence and Space signs contract to build Biomass


Weltec Biopower presents solutions for energy from waste and wastewater


Making biodiesel with used cooking oil and a microwave


Recyclable, sugar-derived foam as renewable alternative to polyurethanes


Major advance in synthetic biochemistry holds promise for biofuels


Enzyme leads scientists further down path to pumping oil from plants

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