Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
24/7 Energy News Coverage
August 04, 2015
Reproducible research for biofuels and biogas
London, UK (SPX) Aug 01, 2015
New research in the Open Access journal GigaScience presents a virtual package of data for biogas production, made reusable in a containerized form to allow scientists to better understand the production of biofuels. One of the promising areas in biofuels development is biogas, which has huge potential as a renewable and clean source of energy. Biogas is the production of methane gas through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter such as agricultural or food waste. Detailed knowl ... read more
Previous Issues Aug 03 Aug 02 Aug 01 Jul 31 Jul 30

Microalgae as a feedstuff for grower steers
Algae are organisms so environmentally adaptable that they flourish in wastelands, sewage and saline bodies of water. They can grow in high densities, in the dark and in the presence of high concent ... more

Tropical peatland carbon losses from oil palm plantations may be underestimated
Draining tropical peatlands for oil palm plantations may result in nearly twice as much carbon loss as official estimates, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Minnesota In ... more

Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farms
We ask a lot of the land: feed the world with crops, power the world with bioenergy, retain nutrients so they don't pollute our water and air. To help landscapes answer these high demands, scientist ... more
Bio Fuel News from


Biogas to biomethane by water absorption column at low pressure and temps
Compared to other processes the innovation lies in the operating conditions. Instead of enhancing the solubility of carbon dioxide working with a pressurized system, low absorption temperature is em ... more


How do biofuel perennials affect the water cycle?
There are costs and benefits for every land management decision. In the Midwest, researchers wanted to better understand the costs of planting perennial biofuel crops like switchgrass or native grasses. ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas Make SMRs a commercial reality Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Market 2015 Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


China's Geely invests in Iceland methanol factory
Chinese group Geely, the owner of Swedish carmaker Volvo, said Friday it had become a major shareholder in an Icelandic company that operates the world's first renewable methanol fuel plant. ... more

Synthetic biology used to engineer new route to biochemicals
Living cells can make a vast range of products for us, but they don't always do it in the most straightforward or efficient way. Shota Atsumi, a chemistry professor at UC Davis, aims to address that ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Take a trip through the brain

4 million years at Africa's salad bar

Vatican sceptical about close encounters of the third kind

Robotic insect mimics Nature's extreme moves

Earth's magnetic shield is much older than previously thought

Study calculates the speed of ice formation

Body size increase did not play a role in the origins of Homo genus


Unlocking fermentation secrets open the door to new biofuels
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environ ... more

Mold unlocks new route to biofuels
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. B ... more

Elucidation of chemical ingredients in rice straw
For the first time, researchers at Kobe University and RIKEN successfully elucidated the biochemical and biofuel-producing materials contained in rice straw. Future applications include using these ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

Better switchgrass, better biofuel
Using switchgrass to produce biofuel is one way to decrease the United States' dependence on oil, but growing it and making it profitable can be complicated. Switchgrass is an excellent candidate fo ... more

Leaving on a biofueled jet plane
The problem is simple to understand. Molecules of carbon and other greenhouse gases absorb heat. The more greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere, the warmer the atmosphere becomes, exacerbatin ... more
Space News from
NSBRI seeks proposals to support space exploration mission crews

Earth Flyby of 'Space Peanut' Captured in New Video

Stars in Our Galaxy Move Far From Home

Buckingham astrobiologists to look for life on Mars

Surfing for science

Lobster-Eye imager detects soft X-ray emissions

Auburn and NASA sign Space Act Agreement on additive manufacturing


A new method of converting algal oil to transportation fuels
A new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline or jet fuel, has been developed by the research group of Professor Keiichi Tomishige and Dr. Yoshinao Nakagawa from ... more

Land management practices to become important as biofuels use grows
The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil's ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario whe ... more

Scientists create eco-friendly jet fuel from sugarcane
Airplanes release a significant amount of CO2 with each takeoff and touchdown, and the EPA recently announced plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions by the airline industry. ... more

BESC, Mascoma develop revolutionary microbe for biofuel production
Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of b ... more

Food or fuel? How about both?
In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers can ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
Military Space News
Environment News
Energy News
Mars News
Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Dutch 'paddy power' pulls electricity from rice fields
Dutch scientists have developed a revolutionary system that could one day help isolated villages around the world steadily generate electricity from mundane water-logged plants such as rice growing in paddy fields. ... more

A model for bioenergy feedstock/vegetable double-cropping systems
Much attention has been given to dedicated, perennial bioenergy crops to meet the revised Renewable Fuel Standard mandating production of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022. Even so, con ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Guarding Space: Russia Creates a New Branch of the Armed Forces

China's Growing Maritime Power May Look Like Mini US Navy by 2020

China Building New Aircraft Carrier... Possibly Nuclear Powered

Communications satellite system ready for military use

Lawmaker: Majority in US House oppose Iran nuclear deal

Kerry in Qatar to assure Gulf allies over Iran deal

The Iran nuclear deal and the 'what next' question


WSU researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus


For biofuels and climate, location matters


Ethanol may release more of some pollutants than previously thought

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.