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2012-06-20 10:11:57

Scientists today described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and other "green" fuels. Their report on the use of an environmentally friendly process for extracting oil from algae came at a session of 16th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, being held here June 18-20 by the Green Chemistry Institute, part of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the...

2012-06-19 00:01:10

Findings may lead to new ways to produce raw materials for renewable fuels in microscopic “green factories” Overturning two long-held misconceptions about oil production in algae, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Brookhaven National Laboratory show that ramping up the microbes´ overall metabolism by feeding them more carbon increases oil production as the organisms continue to grow. The findings – published online in the journal Plant and Cell...

2012-06-13 14:31:07

When the smell of french fries wafts through the airplane cabin, is it from that guy in 24D scarfing down a fast-food meal – or the jet engines? That question certainly could be food-for-thought for imaginative passengers, as airline companies develop a bigger appetite for the fuels described in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. In the article, C&EN...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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