Biofuel

Dutch companies set up giant bread bins to help cities tackle rat scourge

Businesses in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam are getting involved in efforts to collect waste bread and turn it into biogas and fertiliser<p>Once upon a time, you would throw your old bread to the birds. But in the Netherlands, where an excess of crumbs is feeding a growing scourge of rats, people …

Biogas

Blue Sphere Corporation: Will Pragmatism Win Out In The Waste-To-Energy Sector?

Blue Sphere Corporation's Charlotte facility is up and running, with another in Johnston, RI on the way.<p>The four recently acquired facilities in …

Biogas

Opinion: Carbon tax won't reduce competitiveness; other policies might

On June 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intentions to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. On this side of the …

Climate

Is Corn Better As Food Or Biofuel? Environmental Costs Assessed | International Business Times

Remember how ethanol produced from corn was supposed to help solve our energy needs and environmental issues by reducing dependence on foreign oil …

Agriculture

Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds

Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental …

Agriculture

Breakthrough: Scientists Produce Biofuel From Algae

The scientists are even able to double the number of oil the algae could generate.

Biology

Engineered algae can finally produce enough oil for biofuel

A collaboration between Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil has yielded "a breakthrough" in efforts to create biofuels from algae. …

Biology

Biofuel Credit Prices Surge As The White House Hemorrhages Political Capital

Renewable Identification Numbers have rebounded strongly since early May, making it likely that merchant refiners' reported RIN expenditures in Q2 …

Carl Icahn

New Biofuel Could Work in Regular Diesel Engines

A new way of refining biodiesel so that it works in standard diesel car engines could help broaden the use of renewable fuels, according to …

Biodiesel

The future of aviation: cutting emissions

What keeps a lot of aviation professionals awake at night is the question of fuel economy. How can we continue to meet growing demand for air travel whilst reducing emissions? Several groups are on the cusp of finding solutions that could soon transform how we fly. We caught up with a selection of …

Climate

Exxon Makes a Biofuel Breakthrough

More<p>It’s the holy grail for biofuel developers hoping to coax energy out of algae: Keep the organism fat enough to produce oil but spry enough to …

Renewable Energy

We Are One Step Closer To Large-Scale Algae-Based Biofuel

Making biofuel from algae has just got a little bit easier, as a newly engineered strain produces twice as much oil as its wild parent, according to …

Biodiesel

This new technique could change the future of biodiesel

Inspiration can strike in the most unlikely places. It struck chemist Lukas Goossen at a biodiesel factory in Rwanda.<p>Goossen was visiting the factory to see how it produced fuel from local plants. But he was surprised to learn that only one specially constructed bus was capable of running on pure …

Biodiesel

This Pizza Was Made Out of Beer, and It's Actually Pretty Healthy

Now you can drink your beer and eat it, too.<p>Spendrups is the largest brewery in Sweden, and like pretty much every other brewery in the world, it produces plenty of waste in the form of spent grains—the refuse left over from the crushed malted barley used in the brewing process.<p>Unlike other …

Pizza

The whiff of green success in Cusco

Until recently, the Peruvian city Cusco stank. But thanks to a more modern sewage system, the Andean metropolis is now not only easier on the climate …

Biogas

Gut fungus could hold key to better biofuel

Researchers who "get weird, unexpected microbes out of the environment" have identified promising enzymes for biofuels in herbivore gut fungi.

Environment

One Step Closer to a Waste-Powered World

Imagine you own a coffee shop. Day in and day out your employees fill trash cans with coffee grounds and half eaten pastries and your customers …

EPA

Ethanol Catches Up

The ethanol watches gasoline and corn.<p>A divergence developed in May.<p>Over recent sessions, gasoline heads south while ethanol moved north.<p>Support for …

Oil

How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas

New Yorkers already have blue and green bins for recycling glass, metal, paper and plastic. But now brown bins for organic waste are starting to appear all over the city. These plastic totems are part of the city’s multimillion-dollar campaign to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on …

Biogas

IIT Kharagpur Develops New Technology To Make Cheaper, Quicker And Pollution-Free Bio Fuel

"2g bioethanol can be produced from various naturally available ligno-cellulosic components. But to do so it needs to be treated chemically. Because …

Renewable Energy

Will Request FM To Reduce GST Rate On Hybrid Vehicles: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (25 May) said that he will urge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to bring down GST rate on hybrid vehicles and …

Biodiesel

Abundant biomass to support solar in desalination project

<b>Seawater could be converted into drinking water using biomass energy as a heat source in a new project between academics in England and Egypt.</b><p>The …

Biogas

Six Ways Companies Can Reduce Infrastructure Emissions

President Trump promised in his campaign to rebuild America’s infrastructure by investing $1 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and airports. …

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

MADISON, Wisconsin -- Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But …

U.S. Department of Energy

Valero: RINsane Costs Will Continue To Drag Margins

Valero has been meandering around in purgatory for the past three months as the stock is down essentially 3.3%.<p>During the Q1 conference call Valero’s …

Stocks

Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs: Neutron crystallography maps LPMOs that break down fibrous cellulose

Neutron crystallography maps LPMOs that break down fibrous cellulose<p>Using neutron crystallography, research team has mapped the three-dimensional …

Renewable Energy

Slinging dung in the slammer for the environment

Green energy and prisons aren't exactly two ideas that appear to fit naturally together. But inmates at a jail on the Caribbean island of Grenada are …

Biogas

Why I Am Exiting My FutureFuel Position

A year ago I wrote in a Top Idea article that biodiesel and chemicals producer FutureFuel had limited downside and a likely upside of 40%.<p>I recently …

Biodiesel

Black market for restaurant grease and thefts are on the rise

There's a new black market on the rise -- and it's not for drugs.<p>No, this black market is for old fryer oil, and it's resulting in restaurant thefts nationwide. The oil, called yellow grease, has increased value as the government increased mandates for renewable fuels. The grease can be turned into …

Biodiesel

Lab-scale technology recycles wastewater into hydrogen for use in fuel production

“Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a new process developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles …

Energy