Bioenergy Research

- March 31, 2014

Algae May be a Potential Source of Biofuels and Biochemicals Even in Cool Climate

Algae are organisms useful in many ways in the transition towards a bio-economy. Even in a cool climate as in Finland, algae might be used to produce biochemicals and biofuels, besides...

Bill Scanlon - February 28, 2014

Unique Bioreactor Finds Algae's Sweet Spot

A unique bioreactor at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) can help find the ideal locations for farms to produce algae that could someday compete with...

John Toon - February 25, 2014

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass

Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because...

Heather Lammers - February 17, 2014

Supercomputer Exposes Biofuel Enzyme's Secrets

Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today's computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything...

Anthony King - January 15, 2014

Can Grass Be a New Biofuel?

Grass could be used to produce biofuels. The advantage of using grass crops is that they can be grown in marginal lands that would otherwise not be used. Marginal lands is a wide definition,...

April Bailey - December 25, 2013

Researchers Work to Clone Strong, High-quality Forest Trees

University of Georgia researchers are working to produce faster-growing sweetgum trees by growing embryogenic sweetgum cultures in bioreactors, computer-operated systems used for growing...

Lauren Quinn - November 25, 2013

Can We Harvest Invasive Species for Biofuels?

According to a recent study at the University of Illinois, harvesting invasive plants for use as biofuels may sound like a great idea, but the reality poses numerous obstacles and is...

Ron Flavin - November 01, 2013

An Overview of US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funding Programs

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program was officially launched in 2009 as the result of the 2007 America COMPETES Act, which was signed by President George W....

- October 21, 2013

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?

Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material. These were...

Bloomberg News Editors - August 22, 2013

Water + Sunshine = Biofuel as Lab in California Chases Dream

It sounds like magic, far-out fiction, a California dream. Yet earnest scientists are hard at work on a new alchemy: brewing fuel for cars — synthetic gasoline — from little more than...

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