Imagine–instead of acres of oil wells on barren land–endless fields of towering green sugarcane, with each stalk producing renewable and sustainable biofuel.
A major roadblock to commercial algae farming is efficient utilization of volatile nutrients, specifically ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2), to feed the algae being farmed.
An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists studying a common green microalga calledBotryococcus braunii.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. leaders celebrated the beginning Friday of an expansion and upgrade of the laboratory at the company’s Ames, Iowa headquarters to further enhance renewable chemical related biotechnology research, development and commercialization.
With global food and energy security one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century, the new findings could help inform the design and engineering of new nanotechnologies to improve crop yields and biomass production.
TT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilised more efficiently.