Chevron's Plastic-Derived Biofuel Has 1-in-4 Lifetime Cancer Risk

Plastic-derived biofuels, proposed as part of the Biden Administration’s response to the global climate issue, appear to give both a solution to petroleum’s greenhouse gas emissions and a strategy to address the massive plastic trash problem. Surprise! The technique of producing “biofuels” from plastic garbage — a key component ofContinue Reading


Biofuels, which are generated from plant oils, agricultural waste, or wood, can be used to power vehicles and buses. Burning them merely returns the carbon that the plants collected while growing to the environment. So transitioning from fossil fuels to biodiesel and bioalcohol is now being promoted as a climate-friendlyContinue Reading

New Biofuel Formula For Aircraft & More

Zero-emission aviation on a large scale is still years away. That is why aviation stakeholders are so enthusiastic about biofuel. Lignin is the tough component of plants that gives them their toughness. Lignin is similarly difficult to convert into biofuel and other bio-based chemical products. However, a team of researchersContinue Reading

bluShift Aerospace

The space startup bluShift Aerospace successfully launched a low-flying rocket on Sunday using a kind of fuel that the company says can be grown on a farm. The Brunswick-based startup launched its first rocket prototype, called Stardust 1.0, despite freezing temperatures and two false starts. Stardust 1.0 is a smallContinue Reading


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced (second-generation) biofuel development in India. Second-generation biofuels can be produced from non-edible sources like agricultural residue, municipal solid waste, and used cooking oil. They can be used as bioethanol, biogas, and biodiesel for energy,Continue Reading