The U.S. Department of Energy will fund four university-based algae research projects and a project to streamline the non-food feedstock supply chain.
Waste wood and other nonfood matter is now being turned into ethanol at a US-backed plant in Florida through a unique gasification-fermentation process.
U.S. biodiesel production in May 2013 reached a record level of 111 million gallons, according to new data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The federal requirement to blend corn ethanol into gasoline is polluting America’s air and water, contributing to climate change, hurting consumers and hindering the development of cleaner biofuels.
The proposed food waste ban would help the State reach its goals to reduce the waste stream by 30% by 2020.
In the future, skyscrapers could double as air filters and biofuel generation plants.
The Vivergo plant in Hull will pump out 110 million gallons of ethanol a year, but some worry about the impact it will have on the U.K. wheat market.