Recent Biofuels

Three unrelated problems – one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field. The problems of environmentally responsible disposal of used cooking oil, powering solid waste incinerators and providing stewardship of taxpayer […]

Los Alamos explores hybrid ultrasmall gold nanocluster for enzymatic fuel cells

With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. New technique removes barrier to development of biofuel cells with efficient performance With fossil-fuel sources dwindling, better biofuel cell design is a strong candidate in the energy field. In research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, […]

Governor Cuomo Announces $175 Million in Awards For Five New Clean Energy Projects

Wind, Biogas-to-Power, Fuel Cell and Hydroelectric Large Scale Renewable Projects to Add Clean Energy to State’s Electric Grid Governor Cuomo announced $175 million in awards for five large-scale clean energy projects that will help the State meet its Reforming the Energy Vision goals to increase the amount of electricity generation from renewable energy sources. The […]

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change

U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for China’s three biggest challenges: access to clean air, clean water and sustainable fuels. Today in Seattle, Algenol’s CEO and Founder Paul […]

Aemetis Breaks the Blending Barrier in India with High Quality Distilled Biodiesel

Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India has been used by bulk customers to replace 100% petroleum diesel with 100% distilled biodiesel, reducing emissions by 80% and providing cost savings to customers. Traditionally, in Europe and in the United States, biodiesel is […]

Biodiesel Retail Sales by Government Oil Marketing Companies Fuels Aemetis Growth in India

Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, today announced that biodiesel produced by its Aemetis subsidiary in India has begun to be sold at retail outlets owned by one of the three major India Government oil marketing companies (OMC’s). The India government OMC’s supply more than 95% of the gasoline, diesel […]

Bioethanol Production Technology Demonstration Launched in Thailand

Aiming for Effective Use of Bagasse NEDO and the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB) of the Ministry of Industry of Thailand have completed construction of a bioethanol production plant in the Kingdom of Thailand, and demonstration operations began on August 29, 2015. We will demonstrate efficient bioethanol production technology from sugarcane waste […]

Medical and biofuel advances possible with new gene regulation tool

The key is a tunable switch made from a small non-coding RNA molecule that could have value for medical and even biofuel production purposes. Recent work by Los Alamos National Laboratory experimental and theoretical biologists describes a new method of controlling gene expression. The key is a tunable switch made from a small non-coding RNA […]

Energy in chemical bonds and the plant-pollution connection

PNNL scientists share fundamental insights in energy and atmospheric science at ACS National Meeting Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will be honored and present new work at the 250th American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 16-20. Highlights include: Energy Storage: Putting molecular hydrogen together and taking it […]

BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

Another barrier to commercially viable biofuels from sources other than corn has fallen with the engineering of a microbe that improves isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding of the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center, published in the journal Metabolic Engineering, builds on results from 2011 in which researchers reported on the […]