11 September, 2018 – Biofuels are no easy answer to climate change. Nor is storing captured carbon dioxide. The world’s great forests cut warming better than engineered solutions can.
13 July, 2018 – There are some problems clean energy from wind and sun cannot solve. Two new studies provide a roadmap of the challenges ahead.
22 September, 2017 − What used to be considered waste is now seen as raw material for producing biogas as a viable energy alternative to nuclear and fossil fuels.
25 August, 2017 – A pollution-free world driven by renewable energy is possible, say scientists with a plan for a fossil fuel phase-out for 139 countries.
29 May, 2017 – Genetically modified (GMO) crops remain controversial, but scientists still have faith that they will help both to replace fossil fuels and to feed the world.
5 May, 2017 – Ingenuity in laboratories worldwide is harnessing microbes, water and hot air to produce different types of renewable energy from greenhouse gas.
16 April, 2017 – Scientists working on artificial photosynthesis have adapted their “bionic leaf” so it can turn sunlight, water and air into fertiliser.
5 January, 2017 – A sharp increase in the predicted global number of EVs prompts Brazil to rev up its promotion of low-carbon biofuels.
1 November, 2016 – Attempts to limit climate change by using the novel technologies known as geo-engineering are very unlikely to work, leading biologists say.
24 June, 2016 – Cattle dung and kitchen waste used in biogas plants are helping to save 400,000 trees a year and reduce fossil fuel imports in Nepal.
10 June, 2016 − Renewable energy experts and microbiologists have teamed up to create a super-efficient artificial leaf that uses photosynthesis to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels.