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New 'nano-reactor' to produce hydrogen biofuel

Scientists have created a cheap and highly efficient biomaterial that catalyses the formation of hydrogen, an advance that may lead to new environmentally friendly ways of producing biofuel.

New method to convert algal oil to jet fuel

Japanese researchers have developed a new method of converting squalene, which is produced by microalgae, to gasoline and jet fuel.

Biofuel from sugarcane to power planes

A team of researchers that includes a number of Indian origin scientists has developed a process for producing drop-in aviation biofuel from sugarcane.

Agricultural waste may power future cars

 Agricultural by-products, such as straw, sawdust and corncobs, can be used to create environment friendly biofuel to power cars, scientists say.

Indian scientists turn coconut oil into biofuel

Scientists who have been running the four-stroke diesel engine of a light pick-up truck on coconut oil for the past one year have approached the union government to commercialise the biofuel.

'Redesigned' plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to "redesign plants" for efficient biofuel production, researchers have identified the gene regulatory network that controls the formation of xylem -- the major component of wood.

Boeing aircraft makes first 'green diesel' powered flight

The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane on December 2 with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.

UK's first bus powered by biomethane takes to the streets of Bristol

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: It seems that we have finally found the key to 'clean' energy down in a sewer. In a first, UK has introduced buses that run on biomethane gas extracted from human waste and food waste.

Now, biofuel from oranges

 Scientists from Japan's Mie University have developed biofuel from inedible oranges and have received promising results due to its efficiency and less corrosive nature, media reported.

Whisky waste could be the fuel of future

The possibility of using whisky by-products as a next generation biofuel is being explored by a Scottish start-up.

Boeing, China to turn 'gutter oil' into biofuel

Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) Wednesday opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil or "gutter oil," into sustainable aviation biofuel.

New catalyst could improve biofuels production

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to inexpensive and more efficient biofuels.

Algae biofuel can help meet world energy needs

Microalgae-based biofuel has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world`s energy demands, scientists say.

Algae a viable source to produce cheaper biofuel

At a time when scientists the world over are experimenting with making cheaper alternative energies for our future, a team of scientists has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross the gap and come closer to reality.

Coming, cheap second-generation biofuel for cars

A path-breaking technique to produce cheap second-generation biofuel from dead plant tissue is here which may finally help against rising fuel prices.

Scientists find way to reduce biofuel production costs

US researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery in , researchers have crossed one of the largest barriers to produce cost-effective biofuels.

US start-up uses jatropha plant seeds for biofuel

A US company is eyeing countries such as India and Brazil to grow seeds of jatropha - the inedible, drought-resistant plant - to produce high-quality oil that can be refined into low-carbon jet fuel or diesel.

Climate friendly fuel cells for hydrogen cars come closer to reality

Researchers have shown how to build fuel cells for hydrogen cars, which produce as much electricity as current models, but require less of the rare and valuable metal platinum.

Now, GM fungi to produce cheaper biofuel

Researchers are manufacturing genetically modified fungi to produce significantly cheaper bio-fuel.

New technique discovered to make fuel from CO2 in air

Researchers have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide (CO2) trapped in the atmosphere into useful industrial products.