Friday, July 20th, 2012
The U.S. Navy this week held military exercises in the Pacific Ocean that used an expensive blend of biofuels and conventional fuels to power 71 aircraft and three warships, part of an ongoing effort by the Navy to develop alternative fuels for its global operations.
The so-called “Great Green Fleet” initiative is a top (more…)
Monday, June 11th, 2012
What is green? What is a viable economic alternative? What is reasonable and will do more bad than good? Welcome to Biofuels. Two scientists are challenging the currently accepted norms of biofuel production. A commentary published today in GCB Bioenergy reveals that calculations of greenhouse gas (GHGs) (more…)
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Ask most people to describe vanguard energy technology, and they’ll name LED lights, certain forms of solar energy and new electric storage methods. But how about this – generating energy from a living body?
The Journal of the American Chemical Society is reporting a “real-life scientific tail of the first electrified (more…)
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
If you’ve been thinking about brushing up on your knowledge of alternative energy, Stanford University may have the opportunity you were looking for.
The university is offering an online program called Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies exploring emerging technologies that offer a new way (more…)
Friday, May 11th, 2012
A U.S.-based company that used genetic engineering to develop a technology to convert sugar into biofuel has announced that it will stop producing the fuel, at least temporarily, because the process simply isn’t profitable.
Amyris, a San Francisco firm that also produces (more…)
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
There have been several green patent complaints filed in the past several weeks in the fields of biofuels, LEDs, lithium ion batteries, and industrial water purification.
Gevo, Inc. v. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC and (more…)
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
When it comes to navigating the advanced biofuels’ winding pathway to commercialization, no company is faring better than Solazyme. Whether delivering biojet fuel for commercial flights or producing hundreds of thousands of gallons of advanced fuels to help the U.S. Navy launch its Green Strike Force in 2016, Solazyme has been on a marketing tear. (more…)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
As I wrote last month, global biofuels production is nearing 2 million barrels per day – an impressive number that ranks biofuels ahead of Libya among oil producing nations – but most of this consists of conventional biofuels derived from corn starch and sugarcane. While these fuels may meet ground transportation needs, they lack the performance (more…)
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
The Philippines, formally known as the Republic of the Philippines, is an island country located in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is surrounded by a number of countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, Borneo, and Indonesia. It is located right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its tropical climate may make the country prone to typhoons and earthquakes, but it (more…)
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
San Diego, America’s Finest City is a picturesque coastal city located in Southern California bordering Mexico. Since 2006, California has the distinction as one of the few states to aggressively create and adopt clean technology solutions, exemplified by the state mandate that its electricity retailers produce one-third of its power from renewable energy (more…)