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Helping Trump Help Bioenergy
May 17, 2017 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Douglas L. Faulkner (Cleantech Conservative/Biofuels Digest)  … The Trump Administration’s two recent Executive Orders on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” and especially, “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” (March 28 & April 25, …

Grant Funds Test of Market Potential for Jet Fuel Research
December 2, 2016 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(Washington State University/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research.

The team has successfully demonstrated a new, …

MSU Awarded Grant to Research Biofuel, Carbon Capture Technologies for Upper Missouri River Basin
November 4, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Evelyn Boswell  (Montana State University)  A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the …

Stanford Faculty Share in $24 Million National Science Foundation Grant
October 12, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Taylor Kubota (Stanford News)  Two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will …

White House Releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”
August 1, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a new White House report, titled “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy,” sets out prioritized federal research and development goals and objectives to address key scientific …

Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons
June 20, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (re:chem/Biofuels Digest)  A Billion Ton Bioeconomy. For those of us who have worked in this space for the last decade, the US government’s aspiration to grow the sector to such …

Research Examines Obstacles to Making Biofuel from Perennial Plants
June 17, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(University of Arkansas)   A University of Arkansas chemistry professor has received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to investigate a roadblock in the harvesting of biomass from perennial plants for the purpose of …

Lincoln Park Professor Nets $450K Grant for Biofuel Research
March 23, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by William Westhoven (Parsippany, NJ Daily Record) A Lincoln Park educator has been awarded a $450,000 grant to help fund continued research into the development of biofuel alternatives in certain regions of the United States.

Montclair State …

Fuel of the Future
February 24, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware)  UD scientist’s research shows promise in creating sustainable algae-based biofuels  —  At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce …

CRISPR-Cas9 Tool Expedites Production of Biofuel Precursors and Specialty Polymers in Living Systems
January 27, 2016 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Sarah Nightingale (Phys.Org)  A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers. …

University of Delaware Researchers Develop Algae Biofuels
December 28, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Karen B. Roberts (University of Delaware/Biomass Magazine)   … At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere.

Many …

UMass Amherst Chemist Receives NSF Grant to Enhance ‘Grass to Gas’ Biofuel Technology
December 9, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(University of Massachusetts Amherst)  University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach has been awarded a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve basic understanding and optimize the process of producing fuels …

Discovery Advances Biowaste-to-Jet Fuel Research
December 4, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.

Bin …

Researchers Receive NSF Grant to Study Drought Stress in Plants
October 26, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology)  Jeremy Schmutz, faculty investigator at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how switchgrass plants adapt to drought stress. Schmutz, who co-directs …

Researchers Receive $15 Million for Biofuel Crop Study
October 21, 2015 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(UT News)  A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid …

NSF Awards Maximum Support to Iowa State-Based Center for Biorenewable Chemicals
September 8, 2015 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University)  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added three years and $8.48 million to the grant supporting the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University.

That brings NSF’s total …

Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding to Support Renewable Energy Research in North Dakota
September 2, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

(Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp)  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced $250,000 in federal funding for research at the University of North Dakota (UND) to study biomass as a biofuel and solar energy absorption by …

It’s Time for a Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee for Fuels — Press Release
July 14, 2015 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

“If we’re serious about reducing Climate Change caused by Green House Gases, then we need serious actions,” said Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director of Advanced Biofuels USA on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. “The first steps …

It’s Time for a Non-Renewable Carbon User Fee for Fuels
July 13, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA introduced a new idea for capturing externalities of non-renewable fuels at the Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum held in the Caucus Room …

Rep. Kaptur Welcomes $50,000 NSF Award For UT Algal Bio-Chemistry Research‎
July 3, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)) Innovative extraction method sources chemicals from algae instead of from imported oils — Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) welcomed news that The University of Toledo (UT) will receive $50,000 from the National Science Foundation …

University of Toledo Gets Nearly $200,000 Grant for Biofuel Project
April 3, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(The Toledo Blade)  The University of Toledo is getting $199,997 for an algae biomass research project.

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) said in a news release today that the National Science Foundation is awarding the …

NASA Should be the Key to the Crucial Development of Large Scale Bio-Jetfuel and Rocket Fuel End-to-End Production
January 2, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In looking at ways to jump-start this country’s bogged down production of biomass based jetfuel (Jet-A, JP-5, JP-8) and rocket fuel (RP-1/2), the early history of the US space …

Model Evaluates Where Bioenergy Crops Grow Best
December 8, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to …

Lifting America’s Game in Climate Education, Literacy, and Training
December 8, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(The White House Office of Science and Technology)  …  Continued progress into the future will depend on ensuring a climate-smart citizenry and a next-generation American workforce of city planners, community leaders, engineers, and entrepreneurs who understand the urgent …

Sustainability Taking Shape, One French Fry at a Time
November 26, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(K-State Research and Extension)  Converting cooking oil into fuel – the Biodiesel Initiative at Kansas State University allows for collaboration among many campus departments and industry organizations.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The sound of a diesel engine …

Model Evaluates Where Bioenergy Crops Grow Best
November 25, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois)  Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect.

Researchers at …

Vitruvian Energy Crowdfunding to Make EEB, a Trashy Biofuel
November 24, 2014 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

By John Beltz Snyder  (AutoBlogGreen)  When sewage is treated at a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids are the byproduct. After being separated from the water, biosolids are usually sent to a landfill or incinerated. That doesn’t …

North Carolina State University Announces Biofuel Breakthroughs
October 31, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina State University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol.

NC State’s Forest …

Ethanol Production, Plagued by Yogurt Bacteria, Getting Viral Cure
August 6, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Summer (livescience.com/Phage Biocontrol, Inc.) The beneficial microbes that convert milk into yogurt and act in people’s guts to promote digestive health cause big problems in ethanol fermentation tanks. When fermenting corn to create ethanol, lactic …

Bioenergy Education Program Comes to SFSC This Fall
July 18, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(South Florida State College)  Beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy.

With a rising interest in green …

Converting Biomass to Fuels
July 2, 2014 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Aaron Dubrow (National Science Foundation)  Researchers use NSF-supported Stampede supercomputer to improve catalysts for conversion

Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using the National Science Foundation-supported Stampede supercomputer to improve biofuel production by determining …

An Ecological Risk Research Agenda for Synthetic Biology
June 9, 2014 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

(Synthetic Biology Project)  Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond …

New Catalyst Could Lead to Cleaner Energy
March 6, 2014 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Anne Trafton (MIT News)  MIT chemists have devised a way to trap carbon dioxide and transform it into useful organic compounds, using a simple metal complex.

More work is needed to understand and optimize the …

Montana State University Research into Algal Biofuels Keys Larger Study
December 31, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Sepp Jannotta (MSU News Service)  … Robin Gerlach is the MSU professor coordinating research into the production of oil-producing algae, as well the feasibility of commercial-scale biofuel production based on microbes discovered in Yellowstone National …

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production
November 22, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego)  Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel …

Synechocystis 6803 Just Might Be the Do-All Algal Strain
September 9, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Tony Fitzpatrick (Washington University/Algae Industry Magazine)    Synechocystis 6803 – a versatile, specialized cyanobacterium – can produce ethanol, hydrogen, butanol, isobutanol and potentially biodiesel. And it’s a natural at converting CO2 to useful chemicals …

NSF Accepting Grant Applications under BBBE Program
August 26, 2013 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The National Science Foundation recently opened a new funding opportunity under its Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering program. According to the grant notice, the program supports fundamental engineering research …

Quantum Dots: a New Nanohighway to Renewable Fuels
August 15, 2013 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Using just CO2, sunlight and water – and some math right off Einsteins’ blackboard — researchers come up with a potential game-changing technology for making renewable fuels.

The National Science Foundation’s …

Colorado State University Researchers Explore Creating Biofuels through Photosynthesis
July 23, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Colorado State University)  An interdisciplinary team of Colorado State University researchers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to research new routes to the sustainable production of biofuels using photosynthetic bacteria.

“The purpose of …

Ricardo Continues Work on Efficient Engines for Ethanol Blends
July 9, 2013 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ricardo Inc. is both strong on ethanol blends and efficient engines.

Earlier in June, an advanced combustion engine research project was announced where Ricardo will partner with the University of …

NSF Grant Boosts Promising Biofuels Research
July 5, 2013 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(JustMeans.com/Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology)  Promising biofuels research at a Wisconsin biotech company and a partner university is getting a boost from a $224,967 National Science Foundation grant.

C5.6 Technologies of Middleton, Wis., and the Wisconsin …

Is Any Science Safe?
May 3, 2013 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

by Kenneth Prewitt (Science Magazine) Editorial: This month, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) will apply two criteria in its review of research proposals: intellectual merit and impact. One discipline, however, will have to meet a further …

BSCS Seeks Teacher-Collaborators for Research Project Funded by the National Science Foundation DEADLINE March 31, 2013
March 25, 2013 – 9:28 pm | No Comment

(Biological Sciences Curriculum Study)  Teacher-collaborators will field test a 3-credit, online, graduate-level course designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and practice related to energy concepts. The course is titled Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT). Teacher-collaborators and …

Auburn Researcher Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to Study Biofuels
March 25, 2013 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jessica Nelson  (Auburn University)  Maobing Tu, an assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has received a $401,155 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his research in biofuels …

Montana State University Graduate Launches Biofuels Startup, Partners with University
February 22, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Sepp Jannotta (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  A Bozeman biofuels startup is partnering with Montana State University to turn a fungus discovered in the highly acidic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park into sustainable energy.

The discovery …

Engineer Gets NSF CAREER Grant to Study Biofuel Process
January 23, 2013 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(University of Massachusetts-Amherst NewsWise)  Paul J. Dauenhauer, a chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s CAREER program to conduct basic research on the …

Driving Algae Sustainability
January 3, 2013 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Biomass Magazine)  Just a few weeks ago, the National Research Council released its report on the sustainability of biofuels derived from algae, affirming the potential of our industry to meet global fuel …

Teaching Biofuels in School
December 20, 2012 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Shane Robinson, associate professor in the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership wants to teach students math and science through green energy and biofuels. He is partnering with the …

Soy Biodiesel Education Kit Available Free to Indiana Teachers
December 18, 2012 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

(Indiana Soybean Alliance)  Indiana high school students now have the opportunity to make soy biodiesel from the vegetable oil found on grocery store shelves right in their science classrooms, thanks to the Indiana Soybean Alliance …

Ohio Researchers Trying to Turn Algae into Fuel
November 27, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press)  Researchers already know how to turn algae into fuel. The challenge is how to make that profitable.

A group from the University of Toledo is trying to make the process more efficient and says …

NC A&T Earns National Science Foundation Funding to Open Bioenergy Center
November 2, 2012 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation)  The Bioenergy Center at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) will be an educational and research resource for the United States in the field of thermochemical conversion of biomass to bioenergy. The …

Biofuel Breakthrough: Quick Cook Method Turns Algae into Oil
November 1, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Michigan)  It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil. Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an …

Biofuels Research Project Aims To Study Sustainable Development
October 26, 2012 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Nino Marchetti (EarthTechling)  One of the major issues facing those growing biofuel crops are finding suitable locations where they can be grown sustainably, avoiding competition with food crops for land resources. A new renewable energy research project being …

National Science Foundation Grants of $947,000 Help University of New Hampshire Professor Boost Ethanol Efficiency
September 30, 2012 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(University of New Hampshire News)  Xiaowei Teng, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, has received two National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $1 million to improve the efficiency of ethanol …

WUSTL Students Study Biofuels in Brazil
September 24, 2012 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Washington University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Through the International Experience Program at Washington University in St. Louis, undergraduate students gain real-life and classroom experiences focusing on the difficult energy decisions countries must make.

This unique program takes students …

Ancient Diatoms Could Make Biofuels, Electronics, and Health Food
September 19, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Oregon State University)  Diatoms, tiny marine life forms that have been around since the dinosaurs, could finally make biofuel production from algae truly cost-effective – because they can simultaneously produce other valuable products such as …

Ohio Project Receives $4 Million for Algae Research
September 14, 2012 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Jon Strunk reports that over the last two months, University of Toledo (UT) researchers have won $4 million in nationally competitive awards from the federal government to explore ways society can benefit …

Researchers Win Grant to Assess Impact of Bioenergy Projects
September 13, 2012 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A team of researchers will spend the next five years assessing the social, economic and ecological impacts of bioenergy projects happening in Michigan, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Led by …

Engineers Pursue Flexible Electronics, Self-folding Structures and Controlled Photosynthesis on a Grand Scale
August 30, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation)  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced 15 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grants for fiscal year 2012, awarding nearly $30 million to 68 investigators at 26 institutions.

During the next …

Michigan Tech Leads International Study of Social, Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production
August 30, 2012 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer Donovan  (Michigan Tech News)  Is it possible to develop and produce biofuels in a sustainable way, without harming people or the environment?  What policies need to be put in place to help that happen?

Nearly …

Soybean Quality, Yield Susceptible to Manmade Materials in Soil
August 26, 2012 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation/Biodiesel Magazine)  Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials—now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens—may be detrimental to the quality and yield of crops, as reported in a paper in …

University of Arkansas at Monticello Scientists Receive National Science Foundation Grant; Research May Impact Biofuels Industry
August 23, 2012 – 9:06 pm | No Comment

(My Monticello News)  The study of microscopic algae may seem to have little practical application to those unfamiliar with the science, but a current project being conducted by two University of Arkansas at Monticello scientists …

Professor Wins Bioenergy Grant, Fuels Change
July 31, 2012 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Simone (The Auburn Plainsman)  Sushil Adhikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering, recently received a $335,748 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct bioenergy research, specifically Adhikari’s speciality, the conversion of biomass into …

Designing Microbes that Make Energy-Dense Biofuels without Sugar
July 20, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(R&D Magazine)  With metabolically engineered microorganisms hungry for levulinic acid rather than sugar, a University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) chemical and biological engineer aims to create more sustainable, cost-effective processes for converting biomass into high-energy-density hydrocarbon …

Protabit Wins Award to Advance Biofuels Research
July 17, 2012 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(The Bioenergy Site)  US-based Protabit, an off-shoot from the California Institute of Technology, has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research grant (phase one) for engineering cellulose enzymes.
The computational protein software platform designers will use …

New NSF Research Grants for Bioenergy, Renewable Fuels and Energy, Bio-Based Chemicals and Renewable Chemical Process Technology
April 10, 2012 – 8:12 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, the NSF is calling for proposals for biological and chemical technologies, with a deadline of June 19, 2012.  The proposals must deal with the potential for commercialization of the innovation and how …

Plant toughness: Key to Cracking Biofuels?
February 23, 2012 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert/Stanford University)  Along with photosynthesis, the plant cell wall is one of the features that most set plants apart from animals. A structural molecule called cellulose is necessary for the manufacture of these walls. Cellulose …

National Science Foundation, Japan Science and Technology Agency Issue New Joint Awards To Reduce Pesticide Pollution And Promote Biofuel
December 8, 2011 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Red Orbit)  The carbon footprint of humans will be reduced by four awards for plant and microbial research issued under a new joint U.S./Japanese program

Four joint United States and Japanese research teams have been awarded …

Iowa State University Scientists Part of US-Japan Team Set to Research Gene Chemistry to Enhance Biofuel, Biochemical Technology
December 8, 2011 – 10:08 am | No Comment

(PressZoom/Iowa State University)   An Iowa State University research team is collaborating with scientists at the Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation and also with scientists in Japan to develop an international partnership to help make strides …

Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP) Grant Opportunity Solicitation Information Published Application Deadline February 1, 2012
November 9, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(National Science Foundation)  A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Growing evidence for …

South Florida Community College Seeks Grants to Start Bioenergy Program
October 31, 2011 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Marc Valero (Highlands Today)  With ethanol production poised to bring jobs and a major economic impact to Highlands County, South Florida Community College is partnering with biofuels companies to create a bioenergy education program.

SFCC …

Salk Institute Researchers Have Built Artificially Enhanced Bacteria Capable of Producing New Kinds of Synthetic Chemicals
September 23, 2011 – 10:05 am | No Comment

(Salk Institute)  Bionic bacteria may help fight disease and global warming

A strain of genetically enhanced bacteria developed by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies may pave the way for new synthetic drugs and …

Iowa Receives $20 Million for Renewable Energy Research
September 14, 2011 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa’s research community has been awarded $20 million through the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research with the goal of establishing the state as a leader …

Trillium Awarded SBIR Grant from National Science Foundation
September 6, 2011 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(Trillium FiberFuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Trillium FiberFuels Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further its work in developing innovative technologies for creating fuel-grade ethanol from straw and other biomass.  This latest …

NextCAT Gets NSF Award to Help Commercialize Catalyst Technology
August 31, 2011 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  Detroit-based startup biodiesel technology developer NextCAT Inc. has received $498,830 in funding from a National Science Foundation Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award. The funding will help commercialize alternative …

Testing the Water for Bioenergy Crops
August 30, 2011 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Liz Ahlberg (University of Illinois)   Many energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than …

Dodge City High School Teacher Gets Fired up about Research
August 19, 2011 – 6:46 am | No Comment

by Mark Reagan (Dodge City Globe)  Dodge City High School biology teacher Shannon Ralph said she’ll never look at algae like she used to.

Ralph spent six weeks this summer in Lawrence attending the Research Experience …

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Program Gives Teens a Jump on Science
August 10, 2011 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Justin B. Phillips (Contra Costa Times)  Deep within the Joint BioEnergy Institute, eight researchers are hard at work trying to find solutions to the growing global energy crisis.

The team diligently researches renewable, carbon-neutral alternatives …

Scientists Aim to Improve Photosynthesis to Increase Food and Fuel Production
April 1, 2011 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(University of Glasgow)   Scientists from the University of Glasgow are working with international colleagues on a £5.4m collaboration to improve the process of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis is the process whereby biological systems convert sunlight into food and …

Saint Michael’s Receives $766,000 NSF Grant as Part of Plant Genome Project
March 24, 2011 – 7:45 am | No Comment

(VermontBiz.com)  Saint Michael’s College biologist Dr Mark Lubkowitz and his students join a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, University of Florida, Purdue University and the University Nebraska-Lincoln, on a five-year project to …

A Research Roadmap for Making Lignocellulosic Biofuels A Practical Reality: Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels: Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biorefineries
June 26, 2007 – 9:07 am | No Comment

Based on the June 25-26, 2007 Workshop in Washington, DC, with Dr. George Hubner, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Workshop Chair

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