Government researchers say they've successfully engineered a substance called bisabolane into a biosynthetic alternative to diesel fuel.
In advance of the Paris Air Show, the aviation giant is touting its new freighter's ability to fly using a fuel mixture with 15 percent renewable plant matter.
Researchers from the University of Georgia believe they have discovered a method that could turn CO2 from the air into useable industrial products.
National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.
We've always been told driving and alcohol don't mix, but there's now a distinct possibility we could all be driving around tanked up on tequila.
The aviation industry must transition its kerosene fuel from using conventional petroleum to more sustainable feedstocks, a GE engineer says.
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.