Posts Tagged ‘Biofuel’
For example products like soaps are produced from high grade glycerin, but huge quantities of crude glycerin is simply disposed as waste. For this reason, Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is trying to commercializing glycerin-gobbling microorganisms created by researchers at Rice University.
Scientists at the Biotechnology Foundations Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University have developed a new technique to increase biofuel production from tobacco plants. Researchers claim that tabacco can produce biofuel more efficiently than other agricultural crops. A new study shows that most of the oil is typically found in the seeds and tobacco seeds being composed [...]
Watermelon juice could represent an important source of biofuel. Scientists have shown that the juice of reject watermelons could be efficiently fermented into ethanol.
The Naval Air Systems Command fuels team is gearing up for biofuels flight tests in an F/A-18 Super Hornet at Patuxent River, Md., by next spring or summer, according to NAVAIR’s fuel expert.
Reseacrhers at the GMR Institute of Technology in Rajam, India, found that cottonseed oil could be a source of “green fuel” for cars. They discovered that the cottonseed oil was as efficient as petroleum diesel when used as fuel in small engines.
Lunen, a German town north of Dortmund, will become the world’s first town powered by biogas generated from cow and horse manure. In addition, the local authorities are also planning to use organic material from local farms in the process which would generate electricity for 90,000 inhabitants.
Researchers have founded that microscopic organisms like microalgae and bacteria are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which would help solve the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century.
A proposal to ban sales of new gasoline-powered cars in Norway from 2015 could stimulate the “eco” cars market. “This is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about this proposal. The financial crisis also means that a lot of those car producers that now have big problems … know that they [...]
The scientists from Singapore claim that they have discovered a method through which the carbon dioxide can be transformed into methanol through a process that uses less energy than previous attempts. Researchers from the State Institute of Singapore for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology announced Thursday that they managed to include organic catalysts, non-toxic, into the ethanol [...]
The brown waste grease of San Francisco will be converted into biofuel with help from $1.2 million in state and federal grants. The conversion into fuel of these brown waste grease known as FOG (fat, oil and grease), is part of a pilot project.