Many of us have taken a probiotic or double downed on yogurt to protect our digestive health or treat stomach troubles.
Biofuels have for years divided energy experts and environmentalists. Critics say that they displace farmland and cause deforestation.
Tough, fibrous lignin is a natural scaffold in plants, giving them support as they grow up from the ground.
With the help of a hardy new strain of the common gut bacteria E. coli, researchers have invented a one-pot process to convert switchgrass into a chemical compound used to make jet fuel.
Biofuels made from perennial grasses and other cellulosic biomass could meet US renewable fuel goals with little impact on food production
Researchers have modified the lignin in poplar trees to self-destruct under mild processing conditions—a trick that could slash the cost of turning plant biomass into biofuels.
Algae can treat your wastewater and then fill up your tank
Just what are algae capable of? According to researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology, just about anything short of mix
Meeting U.S. goals for biofuel production will increase nutrient runoff to the Gulf of Mexico, making it more difficult to reduce the size of the gulf’s “dead zone.
In the latest blow to biofuels’ green cred, a report in Environmental Science & Technology shows that growing crops for ethanol may take a heavy toll on the water supply.
Lured by dreams of “green” fuel, could we end up trampling biodiversity in the name of saving the planet? By David Malakoff.