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July 26, 2016
Scientists unlock 'green' energy from garden grass
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Garden grass could become a source of cheap and clean renewable energy, scientists have claimed. A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University's Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable way of producing hydrogen, which has enormous potential in the renewable ... read more

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Can palm oil be sustainable
Land used for palm oil production could be nearly doubled without expanding into protected or high-biodiversity forests, according to a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change ... more

Olive oil waste yields molecules useful in chemical and food industries
Scientists have found a way to turn waste byproducts from the olive oil production process into biosurfactants and monoglycerides, molecules immensely useful to the chemical and food industries. ... more

One reaction, two results, zero waste
Finding new and effective ways to create alcohols and esters is a constant target in chemistry, as these substances are important industrial compounds and feedstocks - the raw materials from which m ... more
Bio Fuel News from


Neural networks to obtain synthetic petroleum
Biomass is one of the main sources of energy and heat in the field of renewable energy production: it is any type of non-fossil organic matter, such as living plants, timber, agricultural and livest ... more


From climate killer to fuels and polymers
Researchers have discovered a catalyst that performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene - an important source material for the chemical industry. In the j ... more

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

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Study shows trees with altered lignin are better for biofuels
Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds each cell and plays a pivotal role in plants' ability to grow against gravity and reach heights ranging from stubbly ... more

Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes
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 ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over

Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding: media

India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021

Paleontology: Aftermath of a mass extinction

Earth's Magnetosphere Has a Large Intake of Solar Wind Energy

A recent pause in Antarctic Peninsula warming

Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change


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
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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
Space News from
SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits

A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space

US Plan to Diversify Expendable Space Launch Vehicles Being Questioned

A 'matryoshka' in the interstellar medium

Small Elliptical Galaxy Actually a Giant Disk

World's most sensitive dark matter detector completes search


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

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


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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
New Naval Sonar Network to Allow Russia to 'Hear' Enemy Subs Via Satellites

Will Russia and China Build an SCO-Based Joint Missile Defense System

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Raytheon developing next-gen airborne communications

China victory as SE Asian nations go easy on sea row

Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce

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Forest-destroying palm oil powers cars in EU: report


Forest-destroying palm oil powers cars in EU


Scientists turning human waste into biofuel in South Korea


Modified microalgae converts sunlight into valuable medicine


Alkol Biotech sells large batch of sugarcane bagasse for 2G ethanol testing


Industry Weighs in on Green Aviation Tech


Berkeley Lab scientists brew jet fuel in 1-pot recipe


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

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