Making Martian rocket biofuel on Mars
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Making Martian rocket biofuel on Mars

Four football-field-sized photobioreactors, covered in cyanobacteria and able to produce rocket fuel on Mars could be used. Credit: BOKO mobile
Microbes Could Help Produce Rocket Fuel for Return Trips from Mars
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Microbes Could Help Produce Rocket Fuel for Return Trips from Mars

Here's how to put a Mars gas station. Red Planet Fuel Fuel is one of the obstacles in our mission to colonize Mars. Because rocket fuel is heavy,
Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel: Water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel
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Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel: Water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel

Zeolites can be extremely porous. Ten grams of them can have an inner surface area that is the same size as a soccer field. Because of their
'Plugging in' to produce environmentally friendly bioplastics
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'Plugging in' to produce environmentally friendly bioplastics

According to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, bioplastics, which are biodegradable plastics that are made from biological substances,