Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced

SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY RESEARCHERS ENGINEER BREAKTHROUGH FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

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 production in tiny marine algae. As reported in this week’s online edition of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scripps graduate student Emily Trentacoste led the development More Info »

Dual-fuel gas station at Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alcohol (ethanol) and G gasoline -Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, courtesy wikipedia

INNOVATIONS THAT COULD MAKE US GREENER DRIVERS

With rising prices in a changeable economy, today’s eco-conscious drivers want to save money while lowering their carbon footprint. They look for alternatives to expensive and unsustainable gasoline-fueled transportation. The auto industry is in the process of making that happen. What’s New or on the Horizon? There’s a variety of interesting news for eco-conscious drivers More Info »

GAS PRICES NOT SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED BY INCLUSION OF ETHANOL

The widespread use of ethanol hasn’t substantially reduced the wholesale cost of gasoline, according to new research from MIT. The new findings contradict earlier research that attributed an observed reduction in the wholesale cost of gasoline during certain years to the increased use of ethanol as a gasoline additive during those years. Earlier research, which More Info »

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NASA SETS ITS SIGHTS ON $45 MILLION GREEN FUEL MISSION

NASA has set an ambitious three-year goal for developing green fuel for spacecraft, and it looks like the mission is right on target. Called Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM), the $45 million program is spearheaded by Ball Aerospace in partnership with the company Aerojet Rocketdyne and other public sector partners, with the aim of creating More Info »

Inside SG Biofuels 42,000 square foot greenhouse in Encinitas - SG Biofuel photo

SG BIOFUELS: POISED FOR THE FUTURE

It has been months since SG Biofuels sent shockwaves through the industry by revealing it could manufacture Jatropha biofuel at a lower cost than conventional fuels. Meanwhile the price of gasoline keeps increasing. The average U.S. household spent $257 more to fuel the family car in 2012 than the previous year.  Yet it will probably More Info »

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Cool Planet Nears Commercial Production of Carbon Negative Biofuel

(The following article was written by Tina Casey and originally published on Clean Technica; image above: Giant Miscanthus courtesy of USDAgov.) California based Cool Planet Energy has just announced almost $30 million in funding toward a goal of $100 million to build its first commercial facility for producing low cost biofuel that is not just carbon neutral, More Info »

CEO Neil Senturia, President Rebecca Boudreaux and COO Elliot Hicks of Oberon Fuels

La Jolla based Oberon Fuels bringing the First North American Fuel grade DME operation Online

(Image above: CEO Neil Senturia (left), President Rebecca Boudreaux and COO Elliot Hicks of Oberon Fuels – Courtesy Oberon Fuels) The first-ever North American production unit for clean-burning, fuel-grade DME will go online in Brawley, in the Imperial Valley, this month. It can produce 4,500 gallons of DME per day and was made by La Jolla More Info »