Algae can do pretty much anything

(USA) It would certainly be quicker to list what algae can't do than what it can. The latest breakthrough by three American universities - in sequencing the genome of a type of alga - will support the develo...

Biofuels could be top of the tree

(USA) A research project in America has shown the potential of second generation biofuels made from trees and grasses. The study carried out by a team from the University of Pittsburgh and the University ...

Grounds for optimism with this biofuel

(ENGLAND) A cup of coffee provides a nice energy boost but it is showing increasing promise as a source for making biofuels. London's bio-bean, for example, is leading the way in converting the popular pi...

Dutch uni joins ‘BioFuel Programme’

(HOLLAND) Staff from a Dutch university are joining an initiative by airline KLM aimed at accelerating the use of aviation biofuels. KLM flights taken by academics from Delft University of Technology over...

Discovery points to cheaper biofuels

(USA) The possibility of producing biofuels that compete on price with petroleum could be on the horizon thanks to a breakthrough by scientists in America. A collaboration, led by a team from California's...

Scientists make biofuel from rice straw

(ASIA) Scientists in Asia have developed a method to make biofuel from rice straw. A two-year project undertaken by scientists from Hong Kong University (HKU) and Japan's Kyoto University produced a metho...

‘Green Package’ flights take-off

(SINGAPORE) For the next three months selected flights between San Francisco and Singapore will use sustainable biofuels. A partnership between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of...

Alternative fuels from the farm

Scientists in America have developed a method to convert methane gas into a substance that could be used to make a range of bio-products. Methane gas is released from things like fossil fuels and livestock. ...

Air Canada to test aviation biofuels

Air Canada has announced it will take part in a project to test biofuels made from used cooking oils on selected flights between Montreal and Toronto. The  Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emission...

Flying on grassoline

|13 April 2017| BELGIUM Could grass provide the aviation industry with biofuels in the future? Scientists in Belgium think so. Researchers at Ghent University have developed a way to develop grass into...