Using its original breakthrough tyre recycling technology, Australian startup company Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) ingeniously recycles end-of-life tyres into an oil that when mixed into minute amount of diesel produces high-quality biofuel that cuts emissions without compromising engine performance. GDT also turns old tyres into carbon and steel, leaving nothing wasted. It even uses some of the recovered oil as the heat source.
Researchers from the Cornell Algal Biofuel Consortium have just promoted a new ingredient in the battle against global warming as well as food and energy insecurity: marine microalgae.
Washington-based Alaska Airlines achieved a mind-blowing feat on Tuesday by flying the first commercial flight that was powered by fuel derived from forest residuals and the remaining branches and limbs after the harvesting season or the thinning of forests on private areas.
A team of scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the US Department of Energy has found a way to reuse sewage sludge into biocrude oil, turning human waste into reusable fuel.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced their plans on Wednesday to produce crude oil, phosphorous, and other chemicals from ordinary sewage, according to a report published on Inverse. Down the line, this technology can create a ceaseless loop to alleviate the consequences when it'll be impossible to drill oil from the Earth.
New research has presented the feasibility of turning ordinary sewage into biocrude oil. What had previously seemed like science fiction is now very possible with the discovery of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Biofuel is a valuable resource, and now there's a new source in play: recycled tires.
Researchers developed a new cost-efficient way to harvest biofuel from E.coli bacteria.
University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.
Climate change expects boreal forests to shift northward at rate ten times faster than they are able to. Not only do they have to make room for global warming, but they are expected to produce wood for lumber and biofuel uses, house plants and animals, defend against invasive species and store carbon dioxide. With drier and warmer conditions, their ecosystem can't handle it all.
Have you ever looked at a cornfield and wondered "just what are they going to do with all those stalks come harvest?" Without corn to hold up, they could be pretty useless. However, a team of researchers has found a way to break down corn stalks and other biowaste into a series of chemicals that normally can only be derived from petroleum-based fuels.
Yeast is an inexpensive means to transform corn and other promising crops into biofuels like ethanol. However, too much ethanol can be toxic to yeast, which severely limits the production capacity of the microbial fungi. Now, researchers from MIT are saying that they have solved the toxicity riddle, developing a strategy that allows yeast to make ethanol en masse without suffering the consequences.
The next big biofuel crop may prove more of a curse than a blessing if introduced to certain parts of the world. That is what experts are now saying, worried that new biofuel plants will gain approval without consideration for how they might impact local ecosystems.
Wood-waste sustainable biofuel could cut greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time transforming the shipping industry, according to new research.
A massive quantity of surplus straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is produced each year with little to use it for. Now, researchers suggest that this straw can be converted into second-generation biofuel, making harvests from golden fields even more useful.