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Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

[ Watch the Video: Methane Emission Estimates Are Lower Than They Should Be ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Carnegie Institution researchers, along with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley...

Unexpected Properties Of Methane-producing Microbe Revealed
2013-11-19 08:31:36

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Derek Lovley's lab at UMass Amherst show for the first time that one of the most abundant methane-producing microorganisms on Earth makes direct electrical connections with another species to produce the gas in a completely unexpected way For 40 years, scientists thought they understood how certain bacteria work together to anaerobically digest biomass to produce methane gas, important in bioenergy and the major source of greenhouse gas. But now...

Lignin-Feasting Microbe Could Be Used For Biofuels
2013-11-13 16:08:10

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy. For this reason, lignin is a major challenge for those who would extract those same plant sugars and use them to make advanced biofuels. As part of their search for economic ways to overcome the lignin challenge, researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have characterized the enzymatic activity of...


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  • Boughs or branches.
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