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2011-10-11 14:04:40

Robert Linhardt of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sequences bikunin; findings published in Nature Chemical Biology DNA and protein sequencing have forever transformed science, medicine, and society. Understanding the structure of these complex biomolecules has revolutionized drug development, medical diagnostics, forensic science, and our understanding of evolution and development. But, one major molecule in the biological triumvirate has remained largely uncharted: carbohydrate...

2011-08-31 20:12:30

Scientists from the University of York have played a pivotal role in a discovery which could finally unlock the full potential of waste plant matter to replace oil as a fuel source. Professor Paul Walton and Professor Gideon Davies, of the University's Department of Chemistry, were part of an international team that has found a method to overcome the chemical intractability of cellulose, thus allowing it to be converted efficiently into bioethanol. Working with scientists in Novozymes...

2011-04-26 06:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 26 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. has joined forces with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in the field of biobased succinic acid, in a strategic agreement that makes BioAmber and its Asian distribution partner Mitsui & Co. the exclusive suppliers of biobased succinic acid to Mitsubishi Chemical.  The three companies are also conducting a feasibility study to build a succinic acid production facility next to Mitsubishi's planned PBS production plant in...

2010-10-21 16:13:32

Biopolymers are the more eco-friendly material, but farming and energy-intense chemical processing means they are dirtier to produce than petroleum-derived plastics, according to study in Environmental Science & Technology An analysis of plant and petroleum-derived plastics by University of Pittsburgh researchers suggests that biopolymers are not necessarily better for the environment than their petroleum-based relatives, according to a report in Environmental Science & Technology....

2010-08-31 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biopolymers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Solegear Bioplastics Inc. (Solegear) with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation of the Year for its Polysole® Bioplastic. This innovative high-performance biodegradable polymer compound is 100 percent biobased. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-25 08:27:00

BERLIN, June 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial biotechnology is expected to grow worldwide by 10 to 20 percent per year through 2020. Germany has already established the preconditions to accelerate R&D and commercialization in this nascent industry, making it an ideal site for companies looking to benefit from growing market demand. Representatives from Germany Trade & Invest will be on hand at this year's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing, taking...

2010-04-23 10:27:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Kalamazoo businesses made sure their carbon footprint was as small as possible this Earth Day. And they know that the twenty-second of April isn't the only day of the year that they need to be concerned about being green. Kalamazoo-based Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of plastic foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions, is making huge environmental strides with their Greenware® line of products. This line...

2010-04-22 15:45:00

HANNOVER, Germany, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - As Part of the 3rd Biomaterial Congress, this CO2-Neutral Biopolymer has now Received the Renowned Innovation Prize. On April 20, 2010, PROGANIC(R), a new type of polymer, was awarded the "2010 Biomaterial of the Year" innovation prize at the HANNOVER MESSE, the world's greatest technology event. This decision was made by the participants at the 3rd Biomaterials Congress from nova-Institut GmbH, one of the leading...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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