Genetically modified bacteria converts seaweed into biofuel

Researchers at Bio Architecture Lab, Inc. and the University of Washington in Seattle have built a microbe that’s capable of digesting seaweed and converting it into ethanol or other fuels or chemicals.   Many scientists think that seaweed is a perfect plant to turn into biofuel – it doesn’t require … Continue reading

U.S. Navy successfully tests biofuel powered ship

Navy destroyer using biofuel The U.S. Air Force has been grabbing all the biofuel headlines with a string of recent successes in flying their planes on a 50/50 mix of biofuel and JP-8 fuel.  But now it’s the Navy’s turn.   Earlier this month the Navy successfully tested their first … Continue reading

US F-22 Raptor stealth fighter flies on biofuel

The U.S. Air Force announced this week that they have successfully conducted test flights of the F-22 Raptor using a 50/50 mix of biofuel and JP-8 jet fuel.   The biofuel used is derived from camelina, which is a weed like plant that’s not used for food, and is referred … Continue reading

Joule Unlimited’s bacteria secretes diesel fuel

Joule Unlimited bioreactor Joule Unlimited, a Massachusetts based biotech company, says that they have developed genetically engineered bacteria that uses sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create and secrete diesel fuel.    The company is claiming that their bioreactors will be able to produce fuel on demand at a cost … Continue reading

U.S. Air Force certifies use of biofuel for C-17

C-17 Globemaster III The U.S. Air Force, after significant testing, has approved the use of a 50% blend of biofuel and jet fuel in its C-17 Globemaster III, a large transport plane in heavy use to move troops and cargo. After testing, the USAF found absolutely no degredation in performance … Continue reading

Reviews of the 2011 Hyundai Hybrid Sonata

For those of you who have been waiting for the first reviews of the all new 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Cars.com has just posted theirs.   If you’re looking to buy a hybrid, but feel that the Prius is too small for you and you want a sedan instead, the … Continue reading

Brewing up some whiskey and biofuel

Sounds like a joke, but scientists at Edinburgh’s Napier University in Scotland have come up with a process that creates biofuel out of the stuff left over when you make whiskey.  The ‘stuff’, also called pot ale and draff, are the byproducts from the distilling process – the pot ale … Continue reading

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