United Airlines is flying on biofuels.

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

United Airlines will launch a new initiative that uses biofuel to help power flights running between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with eventual plans to expand to all flights operating out of LAX. It’s the first time an American airline will begin using renewable fuel for regular commercial operations, and the occasion is part of a bigger […]

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Poop Train

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by

Thirty years ago, the treated remnants of a city’s sewage—known as “biosolids” to those in the industry—usually went into the ocean. But in 1988, the government realized this wasn’t the best idea and gave municipalities three years to figure out where else their sludge could go. In addition to finding a new place to put it, the EPA […]

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Teenage Girl Turns Plastic Trash Into Million-Dollar Biofuel

Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 by

An Egyptian teenager has discovered an inexpensive way to turn plastic trash into fuel — and it could be worth tens of millions of dollars a year. Azza Faiad’s ideas attracted the attention of the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. The institute gave the teen access to a lab and its researchers in order to […]

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Coffee: The Fuel Alternative that Powers London

Posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

When it comes to green solutions, creating low-cost, renewable energy is an excellent choice for a startup business. Creating energy from waste, without tapping into needed consumer resources, makes that energy even more valuable. Bio-Bean is doing just that while creating jobs in London, UK. Bio-Bean is using the […]

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First industrial-sized seaweed biofuel plant recycles CO2 while bypassing crop concerns

Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by

Fucus Vesiculosus, a type of seaweed     Photo © Flickr member secretlondon123 The world’s first industrial-sized plant producing biofuels from seaweed is set to open in Brazil later this year Located in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, the $9.8m facility will produce up to 1.2m litres of algae-based biofuels a year. Austrian firm SEE Algae Technology (SAT) […]

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17-year old, Sara Volz Builds Next Generation Algae Bio-fuel Lab on Her Bed to win $100K

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by

Sara Volz won the Intel Science Fair for her work on growing algae that is more efficient at increasing the amount of biofuel and she does all her work in her bedroom. Volz, a 17-year-old, a next-generation scientist making the next generation of biofuel and senior from Cheyenne Mountain High School, invented a process that […]

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Coffee-Powered Ford Sets World Record

Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by

We’ve all joked about having our cup of joe or two to rev up in the morning, but to literally apply our coffee drink as fuel to a vehicle? Well, that’s what the aptly named “Bean Machine” did earlier this year at the Woodford Airfield in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The modified Ford F-100, which […]

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Dutch Biotech Firm to Make Car Tires From Hybrid Dandelions

Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by

Dutch biotech firm KeyGene has plans to use the latex found in dandelion roots to create a new material for tire production. With global demand for rubber set to outstrip current supply by 20 per cent in 2020, the common weed could become a renewable alternative worth nearly $100 billion a year. Read more original […]

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How Algae Biodiesel Works

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by

You may be wondering exactly how this slimy green stuff can be turned into a fuel for cars and airplanes, and even for the heaters that warm our homes and schools. Find out more about what makes biodiesel from algae so exciting. read more at original article how stuff works See biofuel in action in […]

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