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.
Teen wows science fair with body-heat powered flashlight
October 18, 2013, 2:48 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
Ann Makosinski wanted to focus on a way to utilize unused energy.
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.
16 year-old creates new method to turn algae into biofuel
June 19, 2013, 9:58 a.m. by Jenn Savedge
Rising senior Evie Sobczak's new method for turning algae into biofuel is cleaner and more efficient than current methods.
5 super-cool energy projects being backed by the U.S. government
May 22, 2013, 3:09 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
These green energy projects are high-risk, high-reward, and have the potential to change the energy landscape.
Converting landfills to nature preserves doesn't erase their negative impact
May 15, 2013, 1:58 p.m. by Shea Gunther
There is a danger in fluffy-happy stories about landfill turn-arounds because they make us forget about the bigger problem: Waste.
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.
Iron-oxidizing bacteria fooled into 'eating' electrons instead
January 30, 2013, 11:13 a.m. by Melissa Breyer
The new advance could eventually be used to turn electricity into fuel.