Category Archives: Bio-Fuels

17 Emerging Technologies That Will Change The World | Business Insider

Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies. Below are technologies related to energy … Continue reading

Posted in Batteries, Bio-Fuels, Energy, Energy Harvesting, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Fuel, Nuclear, Solar

Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab | Pacific Northwest laboratories

RICHLAND, Wash. – Engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup. The research by engineers at the Department … Continue reading

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UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere | University Of Georgia

Athens, Ga. – Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-Fuels, Synthetic Biology

Catalyst Saves Cost When Upgrading From Ethanol to Butanol | Phys Org

Scientists today reported a discovery that could speed an emerging effort to replace ethanol in gasoline with a substantially better fuel additive called butanol, which some experts regard as “the gasoline of the future.” Their report on this discovery, which … Continue reading

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Study Evaluates Strategies for Generating Electricity From Hog Waste | Duke University

Durham, NC – Capturing methane gas from hog farms and piping it into existing natural gas pipelines may be a cost-effective way to meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), according to a new Duke University … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Fuel From Biomass | Kurzweil AI

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world, the researchers say. “Our … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-Fuels, Hydrogen Fuel

Duckweed For Biofuel Production | Science Daily

The search for a less-expensive, sustainable source of biomass, or plant material, for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed, that fast-growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes green. That’s the topic of a report … Continue reading

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