Synthetic Biology Is Not Just Good, It’s Good For You

Synthetic biology (synbio for short) is a term that circulates freely through the tech world, but what exactly does it mean? It inspires both excitement and concern, depending on application and conte

Algae Biofuels Maker Solazyme Goes Public, Finally, Raking In $197.6 Million

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> Shares in Solazyme, the makers of algae biofuels and algae-based oils and chemicals us

Cobalt Technologies Raises $20 Million To Make Plant-Based Jet Fuel And Paint

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Can I Get Some Sustainability With That Shake?

<img src="" width="240" height="180" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-298929" /></a> This week, the U.S. Environm

CoolPlanetBiofuels Draws Google Ventures Investment To Make Gas From Grass

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> CoolPlanetBiofuels — a company that converts grass, woodchips, and other non-food cr

SG Biofuels Cultivates $9.4 Million Series A Investment

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> San Diego-based <a href="">SG Biofuels</a> secured a series A inv

Solazyme Provides U.S. Navy with Algal Jet Fuel

<img src='' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="Solazyme" />Biofuel producer <a href="">Solazyme</a>

Nippon Oil and Hitachi aim at mass-producing microbe-derived biofuel

<img src="" /> Major Japanese oil wholesaler <a href="">Nippon Oil</a> and Hitachi subsidiary <a href="h

Plant-based plastics promise perkier peat

<img src="">Do you know how hard that headline was to write? So hard! Anyway, scientists at <a HREF="http://www3.imperial.

Another Biofuel Airplane

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Going green: So, is biofuel actually in our best interests?

Using excess or leftover corn as a fuel source sure sounded like a good idea, especially here in the U.S. Let’s get our farmers from, I don’t, Iowa, to set aside a certain percentage of ar

Yum, self-digesting corn creates delicious ethanol

First of all, I think it should be said that the whole corn-as-fuel idea is a red herring when it comes to alternative energy. The corn industry is a bloated mess and throwing the demands of widesprea

Biofuel producers catching heat amid rise in food price

There’s been riots over the rise in food prices. You may heave heard about, or even seen first-hand, rising food costs. (As have I—milk is how much?) Just be grateful you’re not a bi

Grease thief thieves grease, cops cop fop

Why can’t anyone take a dignified mugshot anymore? This man, David Richardson, was arrested for trying to steal used cooking grease from a Burger King. He was to use the grease for his biofuel W

Biofuel-powered Virgin Atlantic 747 flies from London to Amsterdam

[photopress:vacoconut.jpg,full,center] A Virgin Atlantic airplane fueled by a coconut and babassu nut biofuel mixture flew from London to Amsterdam at the weekend. It was the first commercial airline

Virgin 747 to go from London to Amsterdam on biofuel

  Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline will conduct a test flight at the end of the month wherein a Boeing 747 will fly from London to Amsterdam using an 80/20 blend of conventiona