IFPRI Report: bioenergy can support food security

An international team of experts from 10 institutions has released Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action , a report that says energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioe... Lees verder »

Airbus to create biofuel from algae

Researchers from Airbus are growing algae near Munich for use in biofuel production, as the aviation industry works to improve flying's environmental sustainability. By 2050, algal biofuel could supply as much as 5% of jet fuel needs, say Munich ... Lees verder »

IEA says 3-fold or greater increase in biofuels possible by 2040

The International Energy Agency released its latest World Energy Outlook 2015, saying there are clear signs that an energy transition is under way. The report finds that the plunge in oil prices has set in motion the forces that lead the market t... Lees verder »

New Biofuel-Producing Bacteria Discovered

Scientists from the University of Maryland will report in the Journal of Theoretical Biology that they have isolated several different strains of bacteria that make high concentrations of biofuels from cellulosic biomass or from carbon dioxide an... Lees verder »

CPI UK to turn seaweed into sustainable energy

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in Redcar, Teesside, is at the helm of a consortium including Newcastle University experts, which will look at turning seaweed into sustainable energy, producing bio-methane from the organic matter through ... Lees verder »

Biogas-producing microbial community deep-sequenced

In Germany, researchers reported on the deeply sequenced metagenome and metatranscriptome of a complex biogas-producing microbial community from an agricultural production-scale biogas plant located in North Rhine Westphalia. The results were pub... Lees verder »

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In California, BioSolar said that its Super Battery technology currently under development that can double the capacity, cost four times less, and can potentially break the $100/kWh cost barrier needed for mass market adoption of energy storage... Lees verder »

Shell: expects to be producing advanced biofuels at scale, in US, by end of decade

Advanced biofuels at scale and in meaningful volume based on novel technology from Shell’s considerable vault of talent, with a sensible approach to market-creating mechanisms like the Renewable Fuel Standard. Those are the headlines from a... Lees verder »

Willem Brandenburg in Trouw's duurzame top 100

Willem Brandenburg, onderzoeker zeewierteelt aan de Wageningse Universiteit, is dit jaar op plaats 63 van de duurzame 100 van dagblad Trouw terecht gekomen. Met zijn onderzoek naar teeltsystemen voor zeewier levert Brandenburg een bijdrage aan ... Lees verder »

GE Tobacco Developed for More Efficient Photosynthesis

Researchers from Cornell University in the United States, and Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom successfully transferred genes from cyanobacteria into tobacco plants. The genes allow the plant to produce a more efficient enzyme for conver... Lees verder »
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