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2010-06-07 20:26:01

Purdue University scientists have improved a strain of yeast that can produce more biofuel from cellulosic plant material by fermenting all five types of the plant's sugars. Nathan Mosier, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering; Miroslav Sedlak, a research assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering; and Nancy Ho, a research professor of chemical engineering, used genes from a fungus to re-engineer a yeast strain Ho developed at Purdue. The new...

2009-12-04 17:36:59

The new method may revolutionize synthesis of natural products and therapeutic drugs A team at The Scripps Research Institute has made major strides in solving a problem that has been plaguing chemists for many years: how best to break carbon-hydrogen bonds and then to create new bonds to join molecules together. This problem is of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry, which currently relies on a method to accomplish this feat that is relatively inefficient and sometimes difficult to...

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2009-12-04 11:26:22

Valuable paintings travel long distances when they are shipped from one place to another. To minimize damage, they are packed in special picture cases. In the future, these will be equipped with sensors to detect the buildup of pollutant gases, emanating from adhesives for example. After being exhibited in New York, the priceless oil paintings move on to a gallery in Paris and then to a museum in Berlin. To protect the works of art from the effects of the environment during transport and...

2009-12-01 17:24:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Methanol - A Global Market Report http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164414/Methanol---A-Global-Market-Report.html Major factors governing competition in the methanol market include efficiency of manufacturing plants, and availability and cost of natural gas, which is the main feedstock for methanol. Environmental regulations in different regions in the...

2009-11-12 12:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Vinyl acetate World Market Outlook 2009 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0163707/Vinyl-acetate--World-Market-Outlook-2009.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The report analyzes worldwide markets for Vinyl acetate, including Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. It provides the most complete and current analytical account...

2009-10-29 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2010 World Methanol Analysis, an annual global study that covers past and future developments in supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability of the global Methanol industry for the period 2004 to 2014. Included with each analysis is 12 months access to CMAI's online capacity and supply/demand databases with a mid-term supply/demand update incorporating the...

2009-06-26 09:36:34

China-Research, has shown the enhanced cellulose-hydrogen production from bio-pretreated corn stalk by mixed culture in batch tests and a 5 L bioreactor, respectively. The study is reported in Issue 54(8) (April, 2009) of Chinese Science Bulletin based on its important academic significance as well as potential commercial and environmental benefits in the future.Hydrogen is an ideal fuel, producing only water upon combustion, and has been deemed as one of the most promising carriers of new...

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2009-03-03 11:30:00

Engineers and environmental scientists at the University of Leeds are developing methods of helping contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic chemicals such as vinegar. The harmful chromium compounds found in the groundwater at sites receiving waste from former textiles factories, smelters, and tanneries have been linked to cancer, and excessive exposure can lead to problems with the kidneys, liver, lungs and skin. The research team, led by Dr Doug Stewart from the School of...

2009-01-13 11:29:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leading supplier of industrial gases and equipment, has completed the manufacturing of a world-scale carbon monoxide (CO) coldbox at its cryogenic equipment manufacturing facility in Caojing, Shanghai for Yangzi Petrochemical Corporation, a subsidiary of Sinopec Corporation. It is the largest CO coldbox and the largest workshop-built CO coldbox that Air Products has ever constructed for its customers globally....

2008-10-16 09:00:34

HOUSTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2009 World Methanol Analysis. Published annually, this study provides information on supply, demand, production, history and forecasts for methanol capacity, trade, technology analysis and price forecasts. The analysis leverages all of CMAI's worldwide consultants to offer a global view of the major issues facing this important industry, such as: How much of the announced new capacity...