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Wrapping paper could send UK bus to the moon and back...

If all the UK's discarded wrapping paper and Christmas cards were collected and fermented, they could make enough biofuel to run a double-decker bus...

Biomass could provide a fifth of global energy without damaging food...

Energy generated from plant biomass could deliver up to one fifth of global demand without causing a decline in food production, although there are...

Analyzing long-term impacts of biofuel on the land

Madison WI, FEBRUARY 03, 2011 -- The growing development and implementation of renewable biofuel energy has considerable advantages over using declining supplies of fossil fuels. However, meeting the demands of a fuel-driven society may require uti...

The ethics of biofuels

In the world-wide race to develop energy sources that are seen as "green" because they are renewable and less greenhouse gas-intensive, sometimes the most basic questions remain unanswered. In a paper released today by the School of Public Policy ...

Scientist IDs genes that promise to make biofuel production more efficient,...

URBANA -- A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has taken the first step toward the more efficient and economical production of biofuels by developing a strain of yeast with increased alcohol tolerance. Biofuels are produced through microbi...

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