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 »

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 »

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 »

Can electrofuels and electrosugars save the day?

Is the ultimate industrial fuel system going to be based on electricity, waste CO2 and brackish water – to return society to the days of energy abundance? It will take a mighty production microorganism, but R&D is well underway and... Lees verder »

Bacteria Use Hydrogen, Carbon Dioxide to Produce Electricity

Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon. They studied a relative of G. metallireducens called Geobacter ... Lees verder »

Fuel from thin air, and beyond light

This week in California, a research team from Shota Atsumi’s lab at the University of California, Davis have reported that they engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, to grow without the nee... Lees verder »

Pew releases clean energy investment report

The Pew Charitable Trusts has published the 2012 edition of its “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” report. The analysis offers an update of Pew’s reports tracking clean energy investments over the past nine years. Und... Lees verder »

UGA turns CO2 into biofuels

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere into useful industrial products. Their discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide i... Lees verder »

Making fuel from bacteria

The building blocks of blue-green algae – sunlight, carbon dioxide and bacteria – are being used by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to produce butanol, a hydrocarbon-like fuel for motor vehicles. Sourc... Lees verder »
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