Researchers discover a way to harvest algal oil without destroying them

Australian researchers have developed a method to harvest biodiesel from algae without destroying them, allowing them to get out much more algae while using cheaper materials. The algae used are ready for oil harvesting every five days. S... Lees verder »

'Milking' algal cells proves efficient alternative

Australian and Japanes researchers have developed a non-destructive algal oil extraction method, akin to 'milking' the algae as opposed to the conventional harvest-and-destroy approach. The "milking" process is less expensive compared to conve... Lees verder »

NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose al... Lees verder »

Amyris and Total form fuels joint venture

Amyris and TOTAL announced the formation of Total Amyris BioSolutions B.V. , a 50-50 joint venture that now holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris’s intellectual property to produce and market renewable diesel and jet fuel f... Lees verder »

Sugars from seaweed for ethanol

A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab , has developed an engineered yeast that can efficiently metabolize the sugars in seaweed and ferment them into ethanol. Bio Architecture is a California-based company focused on the production of b... Lees verder »

Elsevier Biofuel - the premier search and discovery platform for Bioenergy professionals BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

In Germany, BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation tec... Lees verder »

Key genes for oil production in plants identified

Scientists at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves and other vegetative plant tissues. Enhancing expression of these genes resulted in vastly increased... Lees verder »

New Device Harnesses Sun and Sewage to Produce Hydrogen Fuel

A research team led by Yat Li at the University of California, Santa Cruz, developed a hybrid solar-microbial device and reported their results in a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano . The hybrid combines a microb... Lees verder »

UCLA researchers create synthetic glycolysis pathway

UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels. The new pathway is intended to replace the natural metabolic pa... Lees verder »

German Group Makes Synthetic Fuel from Waste ResiduesKIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a leading energy research center in Germany working with a number of industry partners, has produced engine-compatible synthetic fuel from waste straw for the first time using its proprietary bioliq (b... Lees verder »
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