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Molecular Switch for Low Cost Biofuel
2013-06-03 06:58:24

Vienna University of Technology The Vienna University of Technology, genetic engineers have found a trick, thanks to which fungi can be used for the production of biofuels far more cost effectively than before Lignocellulosic waste such as sawdust or straw can be used to produce biofuel — but only if the long cellulose and xylan chains can be successfully broken down into smaller sugar molecules. To do this, fungi are used which, by means of a specific chemical signal, can be made...

2013-05-29 23:03:46

WERF awards Brown and Caldwell a contract to perform energy research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently awarded Brown and Caldwell a contract to perform research that addresses energy production and recovery associated with all aspects of the wastewater conveyance and treatment, the disposition of residuals, or reuse of water. This research is a part of WERF´s Energy Production and Efficiency Challenge aimed at capturing the...

2013-05-22 23:16:05

A Review of Economic Feasibility, Scale of Opportunity and Enabling Technologies Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 B2BWebinars.net, the leading producer of cutting-edge business intelligence events, is pleased to announce the BlueTech® Webinar Series: Sludge to Energy: Tapping into Biogas webinar, which includes an industry review of economic feasibility, marketing opportunities and enabling technologies. The 90-minute interactive web-conference is scheduled for May 23, 2013 at...

2013-05-09 11:55:48

Bioenergy crops, such as Miscanthus and switchgrass, appear to be promising resources for renewable energy, but these new crops did not come with a manual on how to measure details on their sustainability impacts. Jody Endres, University of Illinois professor of energy and environmental law and chair of the Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) says standards are needed so farmers, ethanol producers, and others in the biofuels industry will all be on the same page here in the...

Researchers Develop Enzyme-free Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment For Cellulosic Biomass
2013-05-09 11:43:26

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced biofuels — liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass — offer a clean, green and renewable alternative to gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Bringing the costs of producing these advanced biofuels down to competitive levels with petrofuels, however, is a major challenge. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a bioenergy research center led by Berkeley Lab, have...

2013-05-08 17:55:26

NREL research finds synergy in two approaches to breaking down cell walls of biomass Enzymes could break down cell walls faster — leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation — if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting, new research by the Energy Department´s National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggests. A paper on the breakthrough, “Fungal Cellulases and Complexed Cellulosomal Enzymes Exhibit Synergistic Mechanisms in Cellulose...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.