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2012-03-29 10:20:15

The pregnant ichthyosaur female from Holzmaden (Germany) that perished 182 million years ago puzzled researchers for quite some time: The skeleton of the extinct marine reptile is almost immaculately preserved and the fossilized bones of the mother animal lie largely in their anatomical position. The bones of the ichthyosaur embryos, however, are a different story: For the most part, they lie scattered outside the body of the mother. Such peculiar bone arrangements are repeatedly found in...

2012-03-28 06:21:47

WALTHAM, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc. today announced that the Medina, New York waste water treatment plant will install a Tecogen 60 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system to help produce greater energy efficiency. The site has been awarded a Green Infrastructure Grant, administered by the Environmental Facilities Corp., which is helping fund efficiency upgrades such as the addition of this Tecogen cogeneration system. The Medina waste water treatment plant has been...

High-resolution Genetic Map Of Energy Crop Produced
2012-03-19 12:36:38

Welsh and American researchers have completed the first, most comprehensive high-resolution genetic map of the energy crop miscanthus. The researchers collaborated to create this image and published the results in the current edition of the online journal PLoS One. Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. from Thousand Oaks, California worked hand-in-hand with the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in Wales. As the IBERS team collected a...

2012-03-16 16:53:30

New biotechnological and chemical methods will facilitate efficient production of chemicals, materials and fuels from renewable natural resources. The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence (CoE) in White Biotechnology — Green Chemistry Research focuses on the research and development of microbial cells, or cell factories, for producing new useful compounds from sugars in plant biomass. These compounds can be used, for example, for manufacturing bioplastics or in medical applications....

2012-03-15 15:31:00

GUELPH, Ontario, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it has begun procedures for the development of its recently purchased property for the purpose of utilizing its patent pending algae bio reactor the SunFilter. As previously reported, W2 Energy made a patent application for its SunFilter algae bio reactor in March 2010. The SunFilter is a low cost, scalable reactor that has high productivity capabilities. It also uses less water, has...

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2012-03-14 16:15:51

A  class of chemical compounds used for flavor and fragrance may one day become a clean, renewable resource with which to fuel our automobiles. U.S. Department of Energy researchers have modified the E. Coli bacteria to create large quantities of methyl ketone from glucose. First tests of this methyl ketone show very high cetane numbers. Cetane is a fuel rating system for diesel fuel, similar to octane ratings for gasoline. This makes the methyl ketones a viable candidate for production...

2012-03-14 13:02:23

JBEI Researchers Develop a New Candidate for a Cleaner, Greener and Renewable Diesel Fuel A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to generate significant quantities of methyl ketone compounds from glucose. In...

2012-03-13 06:00:00

HAYWARD, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. (MBI) and BP Biofuels have signed a four-year agreement to conduct a demonstration field trial of Mendel's PowerCane(TM) Miscanthus and evaluate its performance as feedstock for biofuel production at BP Biofuels' demonstration plant at Jennings, Louisiana. "This agreement is an important next step in our long-standing partnership with BP Biofuels," said Don Panter, president, Mendel BioEnergy Seeds, a...

2012-03-12 12:12:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today that the Company filed a new lawsuit against Gevo, Inc. for infringing the recently awarded Butamax(TM) patent 8,129,162. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/MM50763LOGO) The patent covers recombinant KARI enzymes which perform a key step in producing biobutanol. Butamax invented this technology to further improve performance of the Company's...

2012-03-12 10:08:00

GEISMER, La., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With barrels of biofuel flowing from the success of America's first commercial advanced biofuels plant, the Advanced Biofuels Association, ABFA, takes its online video series, Better Fuels Moment, on the road to get a closer look at its member company Dynamic Fuels and its facility in Louisiana where trucks are lining up to deliver its renewable diesel. The new episode, online today at http://youtu.be/rseM5F-Fnc8, features...