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Solar-induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Converts Biomass To Electricity
2014-02-18 14:10:31

John Toon - Georgia Institute of Technology Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst...

2014-02-18 08:31:25

President and CEO, Mark Emalfarb, to speak at World Bio Markets at The RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands Panel Discussion: Reducing the Cost of Advanced Biofuels at 2:00 p.m. local time on March 5, 2014 JUPITER, Fla., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical and...

2014-02-14 12:27:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry visited Washington, D.C. this week. Their goal was to meet with their members of Congress and administration officials to educate them on the impact of legislative and regulatory decisions both on the environment and on the families and communities that depend on forest products manufacturing for their livelihood. The Pulp & Paperworkers' Resource Council (PPRC) is a...

2014-02-13 04:20:56

VANCOUVER, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company") today announced the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between Milio International ("Milio") and LEC's subsidiary, Territory Biofuels Limited ("TBF"), for the development of a joint venture ("JV"). Under the terms of the planned JV, it is anticipated that Milio will fund up to 120,000 tons of feedstock per year as well as facilitate the marketing and sales of the...

2014-02-04 23:32:03

CMT’s inaugural Cassava World Africa opens in Lusaka, Zambia on 20-21 March 2014 to showcase the transformation of cassava from a staple food to a commercial crop used in production of flour, beer, feed, starch and as source for bioenergy. Lusaka, Zambia (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 His Excellency Honorable Robert K.K. Sichinga, MP & Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia will inaugurate Cassava World Africa conference that will unveil opportunities and challenges in...

2014-02-04 08:32:40

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the transaction previously announced to acquire all of the current outstanding and issued ordinary shares of Territory Biofuels Limited ("TBF"), increasing its ownership of TBF from 55% to 100%. TBF owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia with an annual capacity of 140 million litres with plans to re-start operations in the latter half of...

2014-02-04 08:24:30

GreenWood Resources Earns both Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Forest Stewardship Council Certifications EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP (GTFF) has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). The RSB certification covers GTFF's cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the...

New Technique Turns Plant Waste Into Biogasoline
2014-02-04 07:17:39

University of California, Davis Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes. "What's exciting is that there are lots of processes to make linear hydrocarbons, but until now nobody has been able to make branched hydrocarbons with volatility in the gasoline range," said...

2014-01-27 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market for biomass power plants will grow...

Yeast Cells And Sugar Converted Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel
2014-01-22 12:12:28

The University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. Assistant professor Hal Alper, in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, along with his team of students,...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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