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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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