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Molecular Switch for Low Cost Biofuel
2013-06-03 06:58:24

Vienna University of Technology The Vienna University of Technology, genetic engineers have found a trick, thanks to which fungi can be used for the production of biofuels far more cost effectively than before Lignocellulosic waste such as sawdust or straw can be used to produce biofuel — but only if the long cellulose and xylan chains can be successfully broken down into smaller sugar molecules. To do this, fungi are used which, by means of a specific chemical signal, can be made...

2013-05-17 23:14:53

A primary driver of the markets for gasifiers is the need for energy in the forms of electricity and liquid fuels; roughly half of the world´s most affordable electricity is fueled by coal, which is bountiful on all inhabited continents and some islands as well. The four highest growth rate gasifier market sectors are: plasma gasifiers (the fastest expansion by far), CTL (coal-to-liquids), petcoke/residuals, and CTE (coal-to-energy); direct reduction iron (DRI) melt gasifiers are in a...

2013-05-16 23:04:11

A new partnership between Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and Maine Energy Systems brings together two Maine-based companies working to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, keep fuel dollars in the local economy, and save customers significant amounts of money on their heating costs. Oakfield, Maine (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and Maine Energy Systems (MESys) have teamed up to offer customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts significant savings on a MESys wood...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.