Tag: ASU

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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ASU gets DOE funding for algae and cyanobacteria research

ASU gets DOE funding for algae and cyanobacteria research

May 24, 2016 |

In Arizona, two Arizona State University biofuel projects are among six nationwide receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore innovative solutions in bioenergy. ASU’s research projects approach the question from two different angles: • Algae: This project will develop mixotrophic algae that can consume both CO2 and cellulosic sugars and significantly improve […]

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ASU seeking permission to expand biofuel research area

ASU seeking permission to expand biofuel research area

October 5, 2015 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University is seeking permission from the Yuma County Board of Supervisors to expand its biofuels research onto other land outside its agricultural center in the city. The county’s planning commission approved the rezoning of rural land to allow biofuel production processing facilities in a 5-1 vote. The city’s planner argues that […]

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ASU researcher finds key algae for wastewater treatment but logistics difficult

ASU researcher finds key algae for wastewater treatment but logistics difficult

September 23, 2015 |

In Arizona, a researcher at Arizona State University has identified an algae found at the bottom of sulfurous springs in Yellowstone national park that is ideal for wastewater treatment that is more efficient and cheaper than standard treatment methods. The algae are then used as feedstock for biofuel production. Trials are underway at New Mexico […]

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10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects

10 Top Solar Biofuels Projects

[ 1 ] August 20, 2010 |

In the lexicon of renewables, solar and biomass-based energy are usually separated out into two distinct categories: there are different researchers, different grants, different media, different supporters. Generally, people think of solar as a source for electric power, and biofuels as a source for liquid transportation fuels. But it isn’t always so. Aside from the […]

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