Hardwood Genes Improve Softwood Biofuel Potential

Yesterday researchers from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison published evidence that the environmental impact associated with processing softwoods into biomass can...

Waste From Beer Factories Turned into Energy

Wolfgang Bengel and his partners have found a way to efficiently recycle the waste grains and wastewater and use them to fuel the beer factories.

How to make your own biodiesel

There are at least three ways to run a diesel engine on biofuel using vegetable oils, animal fats or both. All three are used...

Photobioreactor Will Provide Cheap and Efficient Energy Storage

Algae-based biofuel research was granted $910,000 to develop a bioreactor that will deliver light and collect fuel. The winning team from Cornell University consists...

Ontario Region Switches Coal with Biomass

The company that produces the energy in Ontario, OPG - Ontario Power Generation started the process of finding providers for biomass fuel, by sending a "call for expression of interest" to those interested to change the coal to biogas for producing the electricity in the region. The company is looking forward to create the list with...

The Harriet Gas Turbine – World’s Biggest, Greenest, Most Powerful

Harriet , world's most powerful and most majestic gas turbine, capable of powering hundreds of thousands of homes, is now under final testing. If successful,...

Ecotricity’s Biogas from Grass Plan Seems Plausible

When considering biogas as a replacement for fossil-fuel-derived natural gas, or a source of fuel for power or heat, there are the arguments of...

Scientists Use Heat to Improve Biofuel Synthesis

A group of scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) have opened new doors to the production of renewable energy by generating a new biofuel...

Corn Ethanol Consuming Three Times More Water Than We Thought

More and more research studies show the fact that biofuels, ethanol, and other zero-carbon burning fuels do more damage than they do good in the long run. According to a recent study, it looks like ethanol, the petrol companies' saving field, consumes up to three times more water than it was previously thought, as MIT's Technology Review states.

Toyota Spreading Their Wings in Algae Biofuel Production to Replace Fossil Fuels

I've always admired people who managed to do several things at once, focus on totally different directions and still act like they believed in each and every one of them. Likewise is Toyota, which has made hybrid cars a worldwide success, and now are aiming towards pure electric cars by collaborating with Tesla Motors. Still, Toyota has another surprise in the pocket.