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Enerkem Receives $60 Million to Transform Garbage Into Fuel

Enerkem Receives $60 Million to Transform Garbage Into Fuel

Canadian company Enerkem has devised an innovative plan to transform garbage into a source of fuel, and today it received $60 million in new financing to bring its technology to the mainstream. The

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The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

Designed by Yi Liu, Luo Jing and Jiang Yu-ning for the 2010 Seoul International Design Competition, the Green Transformer is a solar powered device that can help to remove valuable bio-oil (fuel often

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Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Sexy Agera R Koenigsegg Biofuel Car Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

Hypercar statistics get us mildly turned on, but when you mention that a sexy, supercharged sports car runs on biofuel, well that really gets our motor revving. Koenigsegg, the maker of the Agera, has

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Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut is in for a big upgrade. Planters has decided to give the him a ride of his own: the Nutmobile, an entirely green, environmentally-friendly vehicle. Based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR truck, the

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Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos New Plant BioEnergy began construction two days ago on the grounds of an old citrus-processing factory for $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center.

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Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream!

Ben & Jerry’s Factory in the Netherlands to be Powered by Ice Cream!

Ben & Jerry's, the iconic American ice cream brand, has teamed up with Paques, a biotechnology company, to install a bio-digester in their Hellendoorn ice cream factory in the Netherlands. The new

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New Yeast Strain Doubles the Efficiency of Biofuel Production

New Yeast Strain Doubles the Efficiency of Biofuel Production

A team of researchers has developed a new strain of yeast that could make the production of biofuels two times more efficient by breaking down an elusive sugar chain present in plant stems called xylose.

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

One of the major obstacles of biofuel production today is that the actual process of turning a plant into a usable energy source is time consuming and costly. Well, scientists at the US Department of

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Scottish Researchers Transform Whiskey into Fuel

Scottish Researchers Transform Whiskey into Fuel

Don't drink and drive, but feel free to let your car party all it wants! After two years and $400,000, researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland have successfully turned whiskey into fuel.

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E. coli Bacteria Could Be the Next Source for Cheaper Biofuels

E. coli Bacteria Could Be the Next Source for Cheaper Biofuels

E. coli may not be the smartest thing for your body to ingest, but this bacteria could be just the thing to get vehicles up and running around more efficiently. A team of researchers at LS9 -- a

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EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

We've seen algae-powered cars and biofuel-powered planes, but European aerospace company EADS is the first to combine the two with an algae fuel-powered aircraft. The company's twin-engine Diamond DA 42,

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Sewage Sludge Biodiesel Costs Just 10¢ a Gallon More Than Petrol

Sewage Sludge Biodiesel Costs Just 10¢ a Gallon More Than Petrol

Photo courtesy American Chemical Society The key difference between biofuels that are truly green and those that aren't is the source material: is it genuinely waste, or is it something like food or

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Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Talk about sustainable multi-tasking. Not only have students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a device that cultivates algae for biofuel production, they've made it out of old

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Ground Broken on a Test Pilot Plant for Fuel Sweating Organisms

Ground Broken on a Test Pilot Plant for Fuel Sweating Organisms

A Massachusetts company is moving forward on a test pilot facility for fuel sweating plant production -- yes, that's right these plants sweat diesel. They've created gene altered single cell plants that

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New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

A traditional gasification plant Turning biomass like switchgrass and other plants into usable fuel is no easy feat. Gasification, one method of converting feedstocks to fuels, traditionally produces

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First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

First Train Fueled by Beef Biodiesel Hits the Rails in Texas

The nation's first commuter train using a cleaner renewable biodiesel fuel blend launched yesterday as Amtrak's Heartland Flyer chugged from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Fort Worth, Texas on a blend of

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Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers

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Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass

Sundrop Fuels Uses Concentrated Solar Heat to Vaporize Biomass

The technology sounds ultra-futuristic: concentrated solar heat that can vaporize biomass (wood, crop waste, etc.) into synthetic fuels. But the process, developed by Sundrop Fuels, is real, and it can

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Tobacco: The Next Big Biofuel?

Tobacco: The Next Big Biofuel?

We've seen biofuels made from some pretty strange substances -- tuberculosis bacteria, watermelons, and chocolate, to name a few -- but a new effort to gather biofuel from tobacco leaves might win the

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Self-Destructing Bacteria Could Be the Key to Better Biofuels

Self-Destructing Bacteria Could Be the Key to Better Biofuels

Normally we don't advocate self-destruction, but in the case of biofuel-producing bacteria, it might be a good thing. Researchers at Arizona State University have genetically engineered cyanobacteria

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Biooctanic: Giant Cactus-Shaped Biofuel Towers

Biooctanic: Giant Cactus-Shaped Biofuel Towers

Biofuel is a sexy topic right now, and we've seen everything from crop waste to algae to even tuberculosis as possible energy sources. But how about whole buildings that can generate biofuel? While the

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Researchers Generate Biofuel from Tuberculosis Bacteria

Researchers Generate Biofuel from Tuberculosis Bacteria

Dangerous bacteria -- is there anything it can't do? First we learned that scientists at Birmingham University are using E.Coli to clean up nuclear waste, and now comes word that MIT researchers have

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Watermelon Power May One Day Juice Your Car

Watermelon Power May One Day Juice Your Car

Watermelons are not just a favorite summer treat, - according to new research by the US Department of Agriculture, they may soon fuel our cars. Research reveals that watermelon juice has a relatively high

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VegaWatt: Powering Restaurants WIth Deep Fried Fuel

VegaWatt: Powering Restaurants WIth Deep Fried Fuel

While there's still some guilt to be had when indulging in a deep-fried take-out, if the restaurant is equipped with a VegaWatt oil converter you can claim you're only doing it to help the environment. A

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Biofuel Powered Flying Car

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The Biofuel Powered Flying Car

We have heard of cars and planes using biofuels, but we must admit that we never thought we'd hear of a bio-diesel powered flying car! Designed by Gilo Cardozo, the Skycar is a vehicle that has been

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OILGAE TEST DRIVE: Algae Power Hits the Road

OILGAE TEST DRIVE: Algae Power Hits the Road

Corn and soybean derived biofuels have long been the most promising options on the table for escaping the clutches of fast depleting petroleum. However, acquiring the space necessary to produce ethanol

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POWER YOUR CAR WITH ALGAE: Algae Biocrude by LiveFuels

POWER YOUR CAR WITH ALGAE: Algae Biocrude by LiveFuels

Image by John MacNeill, commissioned by Solix Biofuels If you think algae is just that green grime that dirties up your pool, think again: it's also a surprisingly viable source for biofuel. The

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BIOBLING: Making Biodiesel Accessible (and sexy!)

BIOBLING: Making Biodiesel Accessible (and sexy!)

If you love the idea of biodiesel but can't work out the practicalities- finding fueling stations, fixing up your car, or getting all your bio-fuel questions answered, look no further- BioBling has got

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