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  • News and Views |

    Biofuels became controversial for compromising food production. Forest residue conversion to jet fuel is a second-generation biofuel that doesn’t compete with food. However, it has unexpected implications across the Sustainable Development Goals.

    • Sgouris Sgouridis
  • News and Views |

    Combining biofuel synthesis with petrorefinery operations may provide efficiency benefits, but procedures to do so are not yet well-established. Now, researchers describe a two-phase catalytic scheme for production of 10% bio-enriched gasoline by directly using petroleum fractions in the catalytic processing of (hemi)cellulose.

    • Katalin Barta
    Nature Energy 3, 917-918
  • Editorial |

    Negative emissions technologies face numerous challenges, from techno-economic hurdles to public acceptance concerns, but progress in research, collaboration and regulation provide indications that they may yet form part of future energy systems.

    Nature Energy 3, 531