C5.6 Technologies of Middleton (WI) and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point recently won the grant to continue work on developing bacteria that will ferment sugar into isoprene, a high-energy molecule that can be used to make jet and other alternative energy fuels. The financial (more…)
Newspapers might be going the way of the dodo, but until they do, some scientists are working on a plan to give them a second-life as a gasoline alternative.
You can do many things with the internet, but at least for now, it can’t power your car. Newspapers, which may be a poor substitute for your favorite news (more…)
One of the biggest challenges for biofuels is to find ways to break down cellulosic biomass and convert it into ethanol. These are the cell walls of plants, which contain sugars that can become fuel without competing with food crops. The trouble is getting the right enzyme to do the job.
Research is being carried out into this (more…)