Enzyme With Big Appetite Could Boost Biofuel

Lignocellulosic fuels – those made from plant fiber, instead of food feedstocks like corn or soybeans – are one of the great hopes for greening the transportation sector. They’ve been slow to come to market, but government researchers think they… Read More
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Landfill Gas Will Power Trash Collectors

Waste Management, the big trash collection and disposal company, is building a plant that will turn landfill gas into natural gas that will go into the central and southern Illinois pipeline, and be used to power some of the company’s… Read More

Corn Ethanol Runs Hard Into ‘Blend Wall’

That strange, de facto alliance of many environmentalists, Big Food and Big Oil scored a victory last week as the Obama administration proposed to reduce the amount of biofuels that are required to be used in the nation’s gasoline supply.… Read More

New Free App Lets You Find Alternative Fueling Stations

Need help locating fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen? There’s now an iPhone app for that, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The new Alternative… Read More