Archive for the ‘Biofuel’ Category

New Process to Convert Crude Glycerin into Biofuel

Monday, January 4, 2010 14:09 No Comments

For example products like soaps are produced from high grade glycerin, but huge quantities of crude glycerin is simply disposed as waste. For this reason, Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is trying to commercializing glycerin-gobbling microorganisms created by researchers at Rice University.

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Engineered Tobacco Leaves to Produce More Biofuel

Sunday, January 3, 2010 9:19 No Comments

Scientists at the Biotechnology Foundations Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University have developed a new technique to increase biofuel production from tobacco plants. Researchers claim that tabacco can produce biofuel more efficiently than other agricultural crops. A new study shows that most of the oil is typically found in the seeds and tobacco seeds being composed [...]

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Biofuel Made from Grass Clippings Could Power Your Car

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7:15 1 Comment

Scientists at the National Science Foundation claim that have founded a way to produce biofuel from grass and other organic waste. It means that our vehicles could be powered by grass. “So we have a billions tons of year of this stuff and it just, it sits around and it rots and it goes up [...]

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Turning Plastic Waste Into Fuel Using Infrared Energy

Saturday, September 19, 2009 14:56 No Comments

Envion, a company from Washington D.C., uses a new technique, in which the plastic waste is heated using electricity and not at an open fire, to a very precise and careful temperature sequence, using infrared energy.

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Watermelon Juice to Become a Valuable Source of Biofuel

Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:34 No Comments

Watermelon juice could represent an important source of biofuel. Scientists have shown that the juice of reject watermelons could be efficiently fermented into ethanol.

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Bioreactor Generates Biofuel from Algae

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:32 No Comments

Los Angeles architects Emergent have designed an installation filled with green algae that produce oil by photosynthesis. The Flower Street BioReactor will be made of transparent acrylic and contain LED lights that vary in colour and brightness to maintain ideal conditions for the algae.

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Biofuel Mixed With Petro-Fuel to be Used to Power F-18 Super Hornet

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:36 No Comments

The Naval Air Systems Command fuels team is gearing up for biofuels flight tests in an F/A-18 Super Hornet at Patuxent River, Md., by next spring or summer, according to NAVAIR’s fuel expert.

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Cottonseed Oil Could One Day Power Your Car

Saturday, May 30, 2009 14:52 No Comments

Reseacrhers at the GMR Institute of Technology in Rajam, India, found that cottonseed oil could be a source of “green fuel” for cars. They discovered that the cottonseed oil was as efficient as petroleum diesel when used as fuel in small engines.

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Bacteria is Capable to Produce Biofuel From Non-Food Biomass

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 5:09 2 Comments

Researchers have founded that microscopic organisms like microalgae and bacteria are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which would help solve the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century.

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A motorcycle that can run on biofuel arrived on the streets of Brazil

Friday, May 1, 2009 0:29 No Comments

A bike that can run on, sugar cane ethanol or a mixture of both has gone on sale in Brazil,  where most vehicles already use biofuel, according to Reuters. “For motorcycle couriers and motorcycle taxi riders, this can be an economical alternative because depending on the price of ethanol, (the extra cost) can be recovered [...]

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