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09

Apr

College students to spark zero-gravity fires for scienceThe experiment will test the burn rate of four different biofuels which students hope can contribute to a better understanding of how biofuels burn in regular gravity on Earth.

College students to spark zero-gravity fires for science
The experiment will test the burn rate of four different biofuels which students hope can contribute to a better understanding of how biofuels burn in regular gravity on Earth.

23

Apr

How biofuels could help power jet engines
Researchers have altered E. coli to make the fuel molecules normally found in diesel or jet fuel.

How biofuels could help power jet engines

Researchers have altered E. coli to make the fuel molecules normally found in diesel or jet fuel.

28

Dec


 Solved: The mystery of the biofuel-filled train that kept crossing the border 



A Canadian company and its partner were the latest to defraud an EPA system designed to bring more renewable fuels into the market.
A Canadian company and its partner were the latest to defraud an EPA system designed to bring more renewable fuels into the market.

30

Aug

Japan toilet maker unveils ‘poop-powered’ motorbikeBilled as the world’s first waste-powered vehicle, it can travel as far as 180 miles on a tank filled with animal waste.

Japan toilet maker unveils ‘poop-powered’ motorbike
Billed as the world’s first waste-powered vehicle, it can travel as far as 180 miles on a tank filled with animal waste.

30

Jul

16-year-old discovers catalyst to turn Egypt’s plastic waste into biofuelThe Egyptian teen calculates that her method could generate $78 million in biofuels for country annually.

16-year-old discovers catalyst to turn Egypt’s plastic waste into biofuel
The Egyptian teen calculates that her method could generate $78 million in biofuels for country annually.

25

Feb

When the 43 NASCAR drivers start their engines on Feb. 26 for the Daytona 500, they will be doing so for the second year with American ethanol-blended fuel in their gas tanks.

When the 43 NASCAR drivers start their engines on Feb. 26 for the Daytona 500, they will be doing so for the second year with American ethanol-blended fuel in their gas tanks.

20

Jan

Man-made microbes unlock seaweed’s energy potentialScientists remain unsure if it is economically feasible or environmentally attractive to use seaweed as a biofuel stock source.

Man-made microbes unlock seaweed’s energy potential
Scientists remain unsure if it is economically feasible or environmentally attractive to use seaweed as a biofuel stock source.

29

Aug

Panda poop may solve biofuel woesCellulose-digesting bacteria found in panda feces could break down woody, inedible plants into biofuels.

Panda poop may solve biofuel woes
Cellulose-digesting bacteria found in panda feces could break down woody, inedible plants into biofuels.

29

Jun

E. coli seen spawning biofuel in five yearsE. coli already used to produce some plastics.

E. coli seen spawning biofuel in five years
E. coli already used to produce some plastics.

13

Jun

Change doesn’t come quickly in the military (or in most large, established institutions), but a few mavericks inside are pushing greener practices.6 green things the U.S. military is doing

Change doesn’t come quickly in the military (or in most large, established institutions), but a few mavericks inside are pushing greener practices.
6 green things the U.S. military is doing