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  • Cellular powerplant recycles waste gases

    Carbon monoxide is a very poisonous gas. Humans die within minutes when they inhale it. However, some microorganisms tolerate carbon monoxide and even use it to breathe and replicate. Knowledge about how these bacteria survive opens a window into the primeval times of the earth and the origin of lif more

  • Biofuels and sophisticated materials cycles thanks to bio-templating

    Blue-green algae are among the oldest living creatures on Earth and have perfected the use of sunlight over billions of years. Empa scientists have now equipped these humble unicellular organisms with semiconductor coatings to create mini power plants, which supply biofuels and are photocatalyticall more

  • A key to cheaper renewable fuels: keeping iron from rusting

    Washington State University researchers have made a key first step in economically converting plant materials to fuels: keeping iron from rusting. The researchers have determined how to keep iron from rusting in important chemical reactions that are needed to convert plant materials to fuels, meanin more

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From the Toilet to the Tank – Biofuels from Sewage

What we flush can be converted into a biocrude oil with properties very similar to fossil fuels. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have worked out a process that does not require that sewage be dried before transforming it under heat and pressure to biocrude. Metro Vancouver in C ... more

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Lovecraft Biofuels

Lovecraft Biofuels Lovecraft Biofuels is a Silverlake, California based company replaces a typical diesel engine with one that can run on vegetable oil. It was featured on the History Channel 's show Modern Marvels : Renewable Energy Sources ... more

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