Researchers are finding new ways to increase the yield of cellulosic ethanol production—this time using genetically engineered bacteria and yeast. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency is being asked by more than 40 senators to do more to encourage the production of biomass-based diesel. Keep reading for these headlines and more from this week in bioenergy news.
At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, scientists are using CO2 to drastically reduce the cost of pretreatment in the cellulosic ethanol production process. Meanwhile, a Florida-based lab has found a way to produce an advanced, military-grade aviation fuel. Keep reading for these and more stories making waves in the biofuel industry this week!
DONG Energy and Novozymes announced a partnership for a power plant using enzymes to create green energy, and DOE scientists are using enzymes in a different way: this time, to dramatically increase ethanol yield from trees. Read on for more can’t-miss bioenergy headlines from the week.
Nissan announced a new system that will power vehicles with bio-ethanol, researchers set sail for one year at sea with a vessel powered by 100% ethanol, and the U.S. ethanol industry is about to expand even more. Read on for more details of the top biofuel headlines from the past week.