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Could a common fungus found in decaying soil, leaves and fruit power aircraft? Scientists from Washington State University think so.
At less than one micrometer in size, the microscopic nanomotor could revolutionise controlled medical drug delivery.
Startup Virdia raises funds to test making sugar from wood chips, making it one of many companies trying to create sugars from non-food sources for chemicals, biofuel, or animal feed.
Amyris is set to begin producing chemicals at a large scale through a contract manufacturing deal--a big step for the renewable chemical and biofuels industry, which has struggled to scale up.
Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products.
Aiming for a breakthrough in biofuel production, Berkeley National Lab project seeks to tweak tobacco plants with hydrocarbon-producing properties of algae and cyanobacteria.
The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.
Taking a cue from the oil business, BioEnergy International is developing biorefinery processes to make fuels and specialty biochemicals.