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New Technique Could Drive Down Cost Of Biofuel Production
2014-01-07 11:52:27

North Carolina State University Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. Lignin, nature’s way of protecting plant cell walls, is difficult to break down or remove from plant materials called “biomass,” such as the non-edible parts of the corn plant. However, that lignin needs to be...

2014-01-05 23:02:44

Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fourth year recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2013. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 Frederick, MD Readers and editors of the international online publication, Biofuels Digest, for the fourth year recognized Advanced Biofuels USA executive director Joanne Ivancic as one of the Top 100 People in Bioenergy for 2013....

2013-12-23 23:20:21

MarketResearchReports.Biz presents this most up-to-date research on "Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market 2014-2018 with a CAGR of 43.4 percent for the period 2013–2018." Visit http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-algae-biofuel-technologies-market-2014-2018. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 The Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market 2014-2018 with a CAGR of 43.4 percent for the period 2013–2018. Several driving factors and trends will...

2013-12-23 11:08:52

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant step in the search to develop effective second generation biofuels. Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at York have discovered a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars. 'First generation' biofuels have already made an impact in the search for renewable and secure energy sources particularly through the generation of bioethanol manufactured from easy-to-digest food sources...

2013-12-18 08:24:01

-- Renmatix's patented Plantrose(TM) technology enables production of industrial sugars from non-edible, woody biomass LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and American technology provider Renmatix Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will jointly scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The two companies signed a non-exclusive joint development...

2013-12-13 12:21:14

MUMBAI, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents National Biomass Mission in Offing: Identifying Lucrative Investment Pockets and Opportunity for Stakeholders across Value-Chain. This report as one of the world's largest producers of sugar, India produces enough sugarcane bagasse to generate more than 5 GW through co-generation. Further another 2.7 GW can be generated through waste to energy (WTE) technology. (...

2013-12-06 08:22:02

New Routes in Sustainable Chemistry Aim to Deliver Broader Supplies of Affordable Bioplastics LONDON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Innovation Awards -- At today's ICIS Innovation Awards in London, winners Renmatix and Virent announced a strategic collaboration to convert affordable cellulosic sugars to renewable chemicals and bio-based packaging materials. Under the terms of the multi-phase development project, Renmatix's Plantrose(TM) platform will be evaluated and potentially...

Team Reports On First Decade Of US Trials Of Bioenergy Grasses
2013-12-04 19:13:34

University of Illinois The first long-term US field trials of Miscanthus x giganteus, a towering perennial grass used in bioenergy production, reveal that its exceptional yields, though reduced somewhat after five years of growth, are still more than twice those of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), another perennial grass used as a bioenergy feedstock. Miscanthus grown in Illinois also outperforms even the high yields found in earlier studies of the crop in Europe, the researchers found....

2013-11-21 23:27:15

Multi-million Dollar DOE Grant Funded Research and Development of Innovative Feedstock Logistics Systems Vonore, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In 2009, The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $5 million to Genera Energy Inc., a recognized innovator in sustainable biomass feedstock advancements and supply chain improvements in Vonore, Tenn., and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to research and develop economical systems for bulk-handling and processing of chopped...

2013-11-20 12:22:18

Investors With $100 Billion in Assets Complain to SEC of Misleading and Incomplete Statements About Climate Benefits, Carbon Neutrality, and Risk of Regulatory Action. AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of investors is urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to review filings by three leading U.S. companies - Dominion Resources, Inc. (D), Southern Company (SO), and Covanta Holding Corp. (CVA) - for misleading statements about the benefits of biomass energy...