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Are Biofuels Finally Over?

January 6th, 2015 | by Steve Hanley

A year end report from the United Nations says that using corn to make ethanol does more harm than good. Is ethanol officially over


US Navy Wins Biofuel Death Match

September 27th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The Navy has announced the construction of three new biorefineries with a combined capacity of 100 million gallons per year of military grade biofuel


Algae And Wastewater Could Fuel The Future

August 21st, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

Clean water and clean fuels are two of the most pressing issues humanity faces in the coming decade, and Algae Systems may have the solution to both.


Video: 16 yr-old Turns Algae to Biofuel and Wins Intel Science Award

June 21st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Evie Sobczak is a freakin’ rock star, and you want to know her. Why? Because what started out as Evie’s 8th grade science fair project just won Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. That’s a big deal because, as Sobczak puts it, “It’s, like, the biggest science fair ever!”


Tree Genes, Soil, and E. Coli Combine To Create Gas-Like Biofuel

April 25th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We all know that oil burned in vehicles is a major contributor to global climate change, but it is also an incredible fuel, holding a tremendous amount of potential energy in little space. But what if we could grow a fuel with the equivalent energy capacity? A breakthrough in biofuels utilizing DNA harvested from trees, special soil, and the E. coli bacteria claims to have developed a fuel chemically identical to petrol


Study Says That Algae Could Replace Petroleum And Soybean Diesel

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel


Saft Gets Greenlight For Army Hybrid Tank Battery System

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Major automakers are all going green, as are many government militaries who see the battle for limited oil resources as a major flashpoint going forward. The U.S. government has just awarded Saft with $1.3 million to continue developing a lithium-ion battery system for the next-generation of Army Ground Combat Vehicles, or GCVs.


Algae Biodiesel Goes On Sale In San Francisco Area

November 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While some people may scoff at the notion of using seaweed and pond scum to power our vehicles, the potential for algae to replace petroleum as a sustainable fuel source is there. Last week four San Francisco Bay-area gas stations began selling a biodiesel blend of 20% algae-sourced fuel at market rates


America’s Military Wants BioFuels

October 2nd, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

The U.S. military is the nation’s single largest consumer of oil and wants to wean itself from petroleum. Because the U.S. military is an organization of action; it is using its buying power and authority to commercialize alternative and bio fuel technologies



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