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2013-11-13 23:30:16

New periodical “International Sugar Journal” worked out by MarketLine has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 In the 2012/2013 сycle, the world’s sugar supply is in excess of consumption by approximately 10 million tonnes. This is attributed to favourable weather conditions in tandem with increased investments in cane, beet and milling production capacities during the past several seasons in response to soaring sugar prices. Since...

Lignin-Feasting Microbe Could Be Used For Biofuels
2013-11-13 16:08:10

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy. For this reason, lignin is a major challenge for those who would extract those same plant sugars and use them to make advanced biofuels. As part of their search for economic ways to overcome the lignin challenge, researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have characterized the enzymatic activity of...

Tapping Fungus To Unlock Energy
2013-11-04 07:03:57

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts. The new research, published in October in the journal Molecular BioSystems, is part of a worldwide effort to create fuels from plants that are plentiful and aren't part of the food supply. It's possible to do this today, but the process is costly, laborious and...

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....


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