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Growing crops on solar farms: Scientists model a win-win situation

A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar...

Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically...

More efficient ways to power our flights

As countries try to protect their domestic air carriers from a European Union proposal that would put a price on the emissions they release...

Crafting a better enzyme cocktail to turn plants into fuel faster

Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test...

Scientists ID Genes for Upping Oil in Plant Leaves

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the key genes required for oil production and accumulation in plant leaves...

Algae biofuel can cut CO2 emissions by 68% compared to petroleum

Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on...

Wood not so green a biofuel

Using wood for energy is considered cleaner than fossil fuels, but a Dartmouth College-led study finds that logging may release large amounts of carbon...

Molecular switch for cheaper biofuel

Lignocellulosic waste such as sawdust or straw can be used to produce biofuel – but only if the long cellulose and xylan chains can...

Bugs produce diesel on demand

It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria...

Horse poop key to streamlining biofuel production?

Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels, scientists today described the discovery of...

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