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Dandelions for more sustainable rubber

Researchers and start-ups are nourishing the roots of a sustainable alternative to the rubber tree  Cornish and her group at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences are growing a special variety of dandelion from Kazakhstan known by… read more

Algae Farm Power

Algae fuel or Algal biofuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source. Harvested algae, like fossil fuel, release CO2 when burnt but unlike fossil fuel the CO2 is taken out of the atmosphere by the… read more

Butterfly wings could boost production of green f..

  SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2012 — Butterfly wings may rank among the most delicate structures in nature, but they have given researchers powerful inspiration for new technology that doubles production of hydrogen gas — a green fuel of the… read more

The Energy Superbugs: Extremophiles

Rugged heat- and salt-loving organisms could unlock the secret to efficient biofuel production. Extremophiles are tiny microbes that are able to thrive in hot, salty and even acidic or gaseous environments that would kill other forms of life. Now scientists… read more

Where’s the Super Food? (the article)

Scientists have genetically engineered several biofortified food plants to tackle a scourge of developing countries—micronutrient malnutrition. The crops have yet to be planted on a wide scale, but that may be about to change. Right now, one billion people are… read more