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Sixteen-Year-Old Student Turns Banana Peels Into Bioplastic

As fruit, bananas are perfectly packaged – all the protection they need is provided by their flexible, resilient peels. As then-sixteen-year-old …

Africa: Biomass Could Help Power Africa's Energy Transition

File photo.<p>Kampala, Uganda — As fuel, firewood remains the dominant source of energy in Uganda. It has a long history of being unsustainably …

Sub-Saharan Africa

New advances with E. coli bacteria could eventually improve biofuel production

Currently, producing fuel directly from biological products can lead to some tough choices. The resulting biofuel usually either needs to be mixed with regular petroleum or the vehicles themselves need to be modified to work with it. New research published recently details the work of scientists to …

Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

WASHINGTON – Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of …

Biofuel

Biowaste Recycling Firm Installs $3.4M Biomethane Cleaning Plant

Biowaste recycling company Andigestion has installed a £2.3 million ($3.4 million) biomethane cleaning plant as it continues to develop its 34,000 …

Fuel From Plants! The Basics of Biofuels - Green Transportation

Petroleum has been the transportation fuel of choice for more than a century now, but it’s not the only fuel that can run our cars and trucks. Some …

Ethanol

Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power

Researchers at Ghent University have hit on a method of harvesting energy from raw sewage that treats the wastewater without using external …

Biology

Transforming waste into fuel with Australian innovations, from tyres to sugar cane and agave

The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production<p>In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and …

Sugar Cane

Biomass More Polluting Than Coal, New Study Finds

By Sami Yassa<p>A pre-eminent think tank in the United Kingdom, Chatham House, issued a seminal report last week challenging a fundamental assumption …

What If We Could Deal With Landfills By Turning Them Into Clean Energy?

Using the FastOx Pathfinder, cities could transform their noxious heaps of trash into a solution to their carbon footprint.<p>While the world may be running short on certain key resources, including fresh water and rare metals like iridium, one resource is as abundant as ever: trash. The World Bank …

Sustainability

Top 4 Alternative Energy Companies for 2018 | Investopedia

Alternative energy is not the fledgling industry it used to be. The sector has produced some global leaders that are helping to make alternative …

Renewable Energy

Can Artificial Photosynthesis Reverse Climate Change?

"This is undoubtedly cool science."<p>Florida researchers announced last week that they had synthesized a material that could do something almost …

Clean Energy

Focus on Technology: Advanced biofuels

It often surprises people to learn that a “Big Oil” company like ExxonMobil is investigating the promise of alternatives like biofuels. But we …

Biofuel

Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline

Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University.

Michigan State University

3 ways plant-based biofuel can be more sustainable - Futurity

Following a few guidelines when growing crops for plant-based biofuel could make the process much more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability

Bill Gates: Artificial Photosynthesis Can Produce Clean Fuel for the Cars of Tomorrow

Artificial Photosynthesis<p>Photosynthesis is an essential natural process that keeps not just plants, but just about everything else on Earth alive — …

Photosynthesis

How’s that? Cellulosic fuels now worth $4.06/gallon, up 15% in 2 mos

The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.06 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the …

Biofuel

Scientists and industry are both working to find and stop dangerous methane leaks

Thousands of natural gas wells dot the landscape in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, and a growing number of pipelines transport gas throughout the Northeast. But all of this infrastructure comes with a downside: leaks of the potent greenhouse gas methane at all stages …

Fossil Fuels

Renewables Now Exceed All Other Forms of New Power Generation

Last year, renewable energy accounted for more than half of all new forms of power generation produced worldwide. It’s an unprecedented milestone for …

Academics can't change the world when they're distrusted and discredited

There have been persistent calls for academics and scientists to venture forth from academia’s ivory towers to engage with a wider audience on the …

Epigenetic program leading to vessel differentiation

Identification of histone and transcriptional regulation in vessel differentiation<p>Clarification of how human blood vessels are constructed is …

Cell Biology

Researchers discover antibody that can help kill cancer cells - Firstpost

<b>New York:</b> Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the …

Immunotherapy

A small Boston biotech is at the heart of a groundbreaking approach to tackling cancer

The idea is a simple one: Starve out cancer cells.<p>But finding the right way to do that isn't nearly as simple. Cancer cell metabolisms — the process of converting food into energy — worked differently than normal cells.<p>Cancer cells tend to take in more glucose than normal cells, a phenomenon known …

Cancer

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – So Far

Time for another mid-year “Best” list.<p>I’ll be adding this post to All Mid-Year 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place.<p>You might also be interested in:<p>Here …

What Millennials Can Learn From Albert Einstein

Many younger people only know of Albert Einstein through t-shirts with his wacky hair and tongue sticking out, or through one-off events that center around his intellectual achievements, like last year’s celebration for the 100th anniversary of his General Theory of Relativity.<br>Yet Einstein is more …

Albert Einstein