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Search For Better Biofuels Microbes Leads To The Human Gut

Search For Better Biofuels Microbes Leads To The Human Gut

Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best...

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2014-09-25 08:21:39

'THE WARM AND THE CLEAN CITY' - GOVERNMENTAL, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE COLLABORATION GOTEBORG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, has been named a member of "The Warm and the Clean City," an advanced collaborative Swedish project in wastewater treatment and energy recovery using algae. The project - valued at 10 million Swedish krona (SEK) or $1.4...

2014-09-24 23:03:21

New research study “Global Biopower Market - Capacity, Generation, Market Size, Major Feedstock, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2025” created by GlobalData is now available at MarketPublishers.com London, UK (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Based on cumulative capacity, the primary feedstock for biopower in mid-2014 was wood waste, which accounted for nearly 32% of total biopower capacity as it is available from a wide range of sources, e.g. timber businesses. Bagasse was the...

2014-09-22 16:22:25

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has published "Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy" in the Journal of Forestry. The article, which was authored by an SAF-sponsored team comprised of some of the US's leading forest carbon experts, identifies and examines scientific-based insights essential to understanding forest bioenergy and "carbon debts." As noted by Reid Miner, the lead author and chair of the...

2014-09-19 23:03:28

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Industrial Enzymes markets. Global Industrial Enzymes market is projected to reach US$6.5 billion by 2020, driven by robust demand from food, animal feed and ethanol production applications and stringent environmental clampdown on conventional chemicals and processes. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – As industrial catalysis becomes increasingly enzyme dependent, industrial enzymes also...

2014-09-18 08:24:04

Expansion plans will make Minnoco one of the largest fuel retailers in the Twin Cities LITTLE CANADA, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnoco announced today an expansion program that will bring more of the locally owned fuel retail outlets to the Twin Cities area. After successful introduction of four retail outlets during the fall of 2013, the retail group has identified another 18 locations planning to convert to the new brand, bringing the total to 24 outlets when...

2014-09-17 08:23:11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI) announced today that it has signed an agreement to form a Special Purpose Vehicle in partnership with Jatro Greentech, Inc., a Toronto based Jatropha centric agro energy company. The SPV shall be called AFAI Jatro Green Ethiopia and will be a U.S. registered entity with AFAI as majority shareholder. The SPV shall pursue Jatropha planting and biofuels production projects in Africa,...

2014-09-11 23:08:39

Genera Energy’s new system enhances existing biomass conversion technologies with innovation in preprocessing techniques and mechanical processes VONORE, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply innovation and supply chain advancements, recently introduced its newest feedstock management system module, BIN-SPEC™. A proprietary preprocessing system, BIN-SPEC delivers a consistent biomass product to a customer’s...

2014-09-11 23:07:45

The addition of two wood grinding hammer mills from Schutte Buffalo Hammermill, LLC to the pilot testing facility at Georgia State University’s Herty Advanced Materials Development Center will allow for efficient testing of high moisture content materials for biofuel pellet feedstock. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Biomass Testing Hub The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center of Georgia Southern University has been a world-class applied research facility for over 75 years....

2014-09-10 23:07:24

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Biotechnology Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2010 - 2017" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Simply stated, biotechnology is the technology based on biology. It is a technology in which biomolecular and cellular processes are exploited and used for developing products and technologies for the betterment of living beings and our planet. Biotechnology has...

2014-09-10 23:03:17

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Biolubricants Market: Global Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2010 - 2018" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The term biolubricants refer to all those lubricants that are both readily biodegradable and are non-toxic to the environment as well as humans. Biolubricants can be: Plant-oil based Derived from mineral oils Many eco-labels, rules and regulations are...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'