U.S. needs 1,000 cellulosic biorefineries

The U.S. needs 1,000 cellulosic ethanol plants by 2040 to snap the stranglehold of fossil fuels on the market, said Michael Knotek, a deputy undersecretary at the Department of Energy, at the official opening of the POET-DSM cellulosic ethanol pl... Lees verder »

First commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S. opens for business

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, opened a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, named “ Project LIBERTY ”. Project LIBERTY converts baled corn cobs, leaves, husk and stalk into renewable fuel. At full capacity, it will co... Lees verder »

Canada, Netherlands to collaborate on biofuels tech development

In Canada, to accelerate the international commercialization of biofuels technologies, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has agreed to work closely with Biobased Delta Foundation, based in the Southern Netherlands. An MOU between the two foun... Lees verder »

US cleantech industry creates jobs

Clean-energy and clean transportation businesses created more than 78,600 U.S. jobs in 2013, including 1,984 in biofuel projects, according to a study by Environmental Entrepreneurs. The number of clean-energy job announcements dipped about 30% f... Lees verder »

Nanoparticles Augment Plant Functions

Researchers have boosted the photosynthetic activity of plants by delivering carbon nanotubes into chloroplasts, the plant-cell organelles that house the molecular machinery that converts solar energy into sugars.  Source: The Scientist,... Lees verder »

Scientists model photosynthesis and find room for improvement

Scientists used a digital model to simulate how adding genes from cyanobacteria might improve photosynthesis inplants. The research team found  that adding a gene for bicarbonate transporter that carries the carbon dioxide across the carboxy... Lees verder »

USPTO notice of allowance for Proterro's photobioreactor

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance to Proterro, Inc., for a device patent that protects the company's proprietary photobioreactor, which provides for the growth of Proterro's sugar-producing transgenic ... Lees verder »

Verkenning van een bioraffinaderij voor isobutanol in Rotterdam

Vorige week verscheen het onderzoeksrapport van een consortium met bedrijven en universiteiten die dit over de eigen sectorgrenzen heen heeft onderzocht. Alexandra van Huffelen, wethouder Duurzaamheid van de gemeente Rotterdam, nam met interesse ... Lees verder »

University of Greenwich researching pink algae for biofuels

Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week. The University of Greenwich is leading a EUR 10 mill... Lees verder »

Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Short

Biotech company LS9 launched in 2005 with great ambitions: founded by premier scientists and top-flight venture capitalists, it planned to genetically engineer microörganisms to make hydrocarbon fuels such as diesel cost-effectively from sug... Lees verder »
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