U.S. scientists say a fast-eating enzyme called CelA could put thus-far-elusive cellulosic biofuels in closer reach.
Making cellulosic ethanol by harvesting invasive species that are already growing wild is an interesting idea, but a new study says that, alas, it’s not viable.
Old media howler: An Associated Press “investigation” discovers mostly long-known and widely discussed problems with U.S. ethanol policy. And, it’s all Obama’s fault.
Cellulosic ethanol, the stuff that doesn’t use food crops, makes a big advance with the official opening of a plant in Italy.
An audit of U.S. advanced biofuels support wants to know: Where are the promised commercial-scale plants making cellulosic and bio-based hydrocarbon fuels?
Researchers now say their study of giant panda feces has yielded some 40 microbes that could help turn lignocellulose material into biofuel.
The pro-renewables group E2 forecasts growth in advanced biofuels – but probably not fast enough to meet the mandates in the U.S. renewable fuel standard.
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.
Despite the skepticism that surrounds biofuels, researchers say California will need them in order to meet its 2050 greenhouse-gas emissions goals.