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Sandia / GM Study Finds Large-Scale Biofuel is…

A joint biofuels study by Sandia National Laboratories and GM’s R&D Center in 2008 concluded that the large-scale production of advanced biofuels produced from plant and forestry waste and dedicated energy crops in volumes well…

Fill Your Tank With Straw at $3 a…

Liquid Motor Fuel from Biosyncrude Gasification Process Could Cost Around $3/gallon The Bioliq biosyncrude gasification process used in a large plant with a capacity greater than 1 Million tons per year could produce biosynfuel (biodiesel)…

JAL Camelina Biofuel Test Flight Success

The first demonstration flight using a biofuel primarily refined from the energy crop camelina was conducted by Japan Airlines (JAL) last week. It was also the first demo flight using a combination of three sustainable…

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SolFocus Takes on $47.5M More In Fresh Capital…

SolFocus now has nearly $150 million in total funding, to become the most heavily-funded concentrating solar startup around. Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) arrays are tiny, highly-efficient solar cells that have sunlight focused on them by lenses…

GreenShift Awarded Grant to Produce Algae From CO2

A test algae bioreactor project run by GreenShift Corporation was just awarded a $375,000 grant by the Montana Department of Commerce and may, if it works out as hoped, pave the way for commercialization of…

First Commercial Biofuel Jet Test Flight is a…

The first biofuel test flight by a commercial airline was completed yesterday by Air New Zealand using a 50:50 blend of a jatropha-derived synthetic paraffinic kerosene and conventional Jet A1 fuel (named NZ-J50) in an…