Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products.
Government researchers say they've successfully engineered a substance called bisabolane into a biosynthetic alternative to diesel fuel.
The company, which makes biofuel from a microbes, said it will stay the course, and expects a demo flight with its biofuel soon.
Researchers have suggested that agave, the hardy plant from which the bitter liquor is distilled, is an ideal source from which to create the petrol substitute ethanol. Salt and lemon optional.
Startup Joule lands $70 million in private equity to build larger-scale plants that make diesel fuel directly from sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients in solar panel-like bioreactors.
Mascoma and investor Valero plant to build a $232 million plant to convert wood chips normally used for paper or lumber into ethanol, a step forward for the struggling cellulosic ethanol industry.
A Continental Airlines Boeing 737 yesterday made the first U.S. flight running on an algae-based biofuel blend. That single flight alone may have saved the equivalent of 30,000 miles of one car's carbon dioxide emissions.
Projects funded include those utilizing ethanol, biodiesel, and landfill gas made from a variety of renewable biomass resources.
Start-up Joule Unlimited is on the forefront of using genetic engineering to replace petrofuels, trying to learn from shortcomings of other biofuel technologies.
Start-up Joule Unlimited is at the forefront of a wave of researchers and companies using genetic engineering to make biofuels.