Power plant to create electricity from waste wood (with no burning involved)
December 28, 2013, 8:36 a.m. by Sami Grover
A new power plant in England will convert landfill waste wood into a cleaner-burning fuel. It's progress, but some critics have concerns.
BioLite CampStove beautifully burns through biomass
September 10, 2013, 10:37 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Your next camping trip should include this camp stove, which is capable of efficiently burning biomass materials like pine needles, small twigs and wood chips.
From fat to fuel: Genetically modified bacteria could convert waste into energy
March 25, 2013, 5:17 p.m. by John Platt
Modified E. coli would convert plant waste into fatty acids, and then into fuel.
Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic
September 17, 2011, 10:35 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists discover a novel way of using microwaves to turn orange peels and other plant-based waste into plastic.