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Millions Of Homes Could Utilize Straw As A Potential Energy Source
2013-10-21 15:42:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Applied Energy, straw could be used to help supply energy for homes in the future. Researchers from several organizations found how eight to 13 million tons of straw could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production in Germany. This could provide 1.7 to 2.8 million average households with electricity and 2.8 to 4.5 million households with heating in the European country....

2013-10-08 23:27:36

Biomass and Biofuels Industry Leader to Guide Implementation of Company Innovations Vonore, TN (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply advancements, has announced the appointment of Keith Brazzell to the position of chief operating officer. Brazzell previously served as Genera’s vice president of operations and technology and brings strong management and operational experience to Genera’s team. In his new role, Brazzell will be...

2013-10-08 12:22:21

A National Journal LIVE Policy Summit WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, National Journal will host a policy summit with stakeholders from both sides of the debate over whether the renewable-fuel standard should be changed. The event, "Biofuels Mandate: Defend, Reform, or Repeal," will feature Peter Welch, Vermont's at-large Democrat, Steve King, Republican representative from Iowa, and others as they explore whether the mandate should be revised,...

2013-10-08 11:51:29

Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels. The innovation increases ethanol yield from lignocellulosic sources by about 10 percent. Lignocellulose is the fibrous material that makes up the structural tissues of plants. It is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet and, because it is rich in carbon it is an...

2013-10-08 08:21:46

WALNUT, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that its business partner, Maricopa Bio Crops, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, has planted Giant King Grass in Arizona. VIASPACE harvested the Giant King Grass from its propagation nursery in California, and it was planted in southern Arizona on October 1, 2013. This is the first step in the planned initial 4,500 acre Giant King Grass plantation to produce Giant King Grass hay for cattle feed in...

2013-10-02 23:04:45

Transparency Market Research published new "Specialty Fuel Additives - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/specialty-fuel-additives.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Specialty Fuel Additives (Deposit Control Additives,...

2013-10-01 10:24:45

UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels. The new pathway is intended to replace the natural metabolic pathway known as glycolysis, a series of chemical reactions that nearly all organisms use to convert sugars into the molecular precursors that cells need. Glycolysis converts four of the six carbon atoms found in glucose into two-carbon molecules...

2013-09-30 04:22:31

VANCOUVER, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sectors, today announced that the Company has agreed to vary the terms and conditions of its existing loan to Territory Biofuels Limited ("TBF") in the amount of A$500,000 (the "Loan") and LEC's recently announced investment (the "Investment") in TBF of up to A$1,000,000. The Company and TBF have agreed...

El Nino Nitrous Oxide Global Warming
2013-09-27 12:13:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as ‘laughing gas,’ is well known for its use on dental patients ahead of a painful procedure. However, a lesser-known fact is that it’s also the third-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after carbon dioxide and methane. New research from MIT and Emory University researchers has found that the Pacific Ocean weather patterns known as El Niño and La Niña have a significant effect on...

2013-09-26 16:23:24

SAN DIEGO and KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellana, a leading developer of algae-based feedstocks for biofuels, animal feed/food, and Omega-3 nutritional oils, announced today that several key personnel will present at the upcoming 2013 Algae Biomass Summit. The 2013 event will take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida, and Cellana will be exhibiting at Booth #205 in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. -- Martin A. Sabarsky, Cellana's Chief...