Posts Tagged ‘Ethanol’
Cellulosic ethanol is a new type of ethanol made from waste like wood or paper, or from the uneatable part of crops. Unfortunately, no company is producing large amounts of this substance. The Environmental protection agency reduced the 250 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol required by a federal law, to six million gallons.
Watermelon juice could represent an important source of biofuel. Scientists have shown that the juice of reject watermelons could be efficiently fermented into ethanol.
The companies Algenol Biofuels and Dow Chemical have partnered to build algae farms that can turn carbon dioxide into ethanol as a vehicle fuel or an ingredient in plastics. The team has announced that they will build a demonstration plant that would effectively convert CO2 into fuel.
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.
The scientists from Singapore claim that they have discovered a method through which the carbon dioxide can be transformed into methanol through a process that uses less energy than previous attempts. Researchers from the State Institute of Singapore for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology announced Thursday that they managed to include organic catalysts, non-toxic, into the ethanol [...]