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2012-02-14 15:33:23

Studies of bacteria first found in Yellowstone's hot springs are furthering efforts at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center toward commercially viable ethanol production from crops such as switchgrass. The current production of ethanol relies on the use of expensive enzymes that break down complex plant materials to yield sugars that are fermented into ethanol. One suggested cheaper alternative is consolidated bioprocessing, a streamlined process that uses microorganisms to...

2012-01-11 15:35:38

A Kansas State University graduate student sees the unpaved road ahead, and it's filled with biomaterial. Wilson Smith, master's student in civil engineering, Independence, Mo., is working with lignin, a plant-based sustainable material that can be added to improve the quality of unpaved roads throughout Kansas. More than 70 percent of the 98,000 miles of roads in Kansas are unpaved, Smith said. "One of the problems with unpaved roads is that they are made from loose granular soils...


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