John G. Melo, previously president of U.S. Fuels Operations for BP has joined Amyris Biotechnologies as chief executive officer and aims to move the company into biofuels. Amryis Biotechnologies has previously been interested in using synthetic biotechnology to make high-value pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and biofuels. But as John Doerr of KPCB,a large shareholder, and new […]
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If its not alge then its bacteria… Bacteria to run our cars, warm our homes from PhysOrg.com The United States Department of Energy has devoted $1.6 million to sequencing the DNA of six photosynthetic bacteria that Washington University in St. Louis biologists will examine for their potential as one of the next great sources of […]
The yields of crops has to increase dramatically for biofuels to make sense. It currently takes around 3 tonnes of wheat to produce 1 tonne bioethanol via fermentation. That is using grain, rather than the whole wheat, from seed to root and is probably only sustainable in fairly limited quantities of bioethanol production. Why? mostly […]
Guess where these guys recommend you go for biodiesel feedstock: Fry-o-diesel
I’m just a sucker for mapping applications. If you decide you want a tankfull of biodiesel then this could be the place for you. The link takes a few seconds to load, but it looks pretty comprehensive. You’ll have to drill down into the individual states for more detail.