Beer and bread aren’t the only products that rely on the transformational powers of yeast. The prospects for cellulosic ethanol becoming a commercially available clean transportation fuel could also hinge on yeast’s ability to ferment corn stalks, switchgrass, wood chips or other fibrous feed stock.
A recent study offers the most detailed information yet available, the authors say, on the effect different biofuel crops have on soil’s ability to sequester carbon.
Legislation in Minnesota that would help propel greater development of advanced biofuels has met with opposition from clean-water advocates who fear it may result in more pollution of state watersheds.
A farmer-owned refinery in Iowa that recently produced ethanol from corn fiber made a bit of biofuel history, which may be a prelude to more developments to come.
A new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions.
Companies aspiring to produce next-generation biofuels struggle to get raw material to production plants, so an Ohio nonprofit is experimenting with a way to bring the refinery out to the fields.
An Australian researcher claims in a new paper that U.S. biofuel subsidies have actually caused an increase in oil production over the last 30 years.
The solar, wind and biofuels industries are urging the 41-member bicameral farm bill conference committee to provide rural energy programs nearly $1 billion in mandatory funding.
Renewable energy has been on a roll in the Midwest until recent months, and the whims of federal policy could slow things even further, according to a new report.
Renewable energy and chemical advocates are putting pressure on congressional agriculture leaders to support robust funding for rural energy and biofuel programs as leaders head into a conference committee on the farm bill.