Illustration Credit: Cortland Johnson | PNNL Small stockpiles of biomass such as sewage, food waste, and wood chips are often overlooked in visions of future sustainable fuel and chemical production. The dismissal arises because transporting these materials to a large-scale, centralized bio-refinery would require more energy than they produce. Yet […]

A new discovery could make biofuel production more cost efficient. Chemists, engineers create a key component of bioenergy production in lab. Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create […]

Conceptual diagram for producing biofuels using microorganisms as raw materials for wood-based biomass. Credit: Korea Institue of Science and Technology (KIST) Development of a microorganism that doubles the yield of biodiesel precursor production using genetic scissors and based on the principles of evolution; expected to reduce fine dust release and […]