Bilal Bomani runs NASA’s Greenlab research facility, where he is developing the next generation of biofuels.

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As a senior NASA scientist, Bilal Bomani focuses on developing new and truly sustainable biofuels. After receiving two masters degrees from Cleveland State University, he earned his PhD in computer engineering from Case Western University. He currently runs the Greenlab Research Facility in Cleveland, Ohio, where he works on creating biofuels that don’t use freshwater, and meet his definition of green: sustainable, renewable and alternative.

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Plant-based fuels that could power a jet: Bilal Bomani on

January 21, 2012

Algae plus salt water equals … fuel? At TEDxNASA@SiliconValley, Bilal Bomani reveals a self-sustaining ecosystem that produces biofuels — without wasting arable land or fresh water. (Recorded at TEDxNASA@SiliconValley, August 2011, in San Francisco, CA. Duration: 14:27) [youtube=] Watch Bilal Bomani’s talk on, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and […]

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