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2013-10-08 11:51:29

Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into biofuels. The innovation increases ethanol yield from lignocellulosic sources by about 10 percent. Lignocellulose is the fibrous material that makes up the structural tissues of plants. It is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet and, because it is rich in carbon it is an...

2013-09-20 11:18:48

Algae fuel will have a significant energy return on investment, consume waste CO2 and can be grown in saltwater on marginal lands Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 percent compared to petroleum fuels, and is approaching a similar Energy Return on Investment (EROI) as conventional petroleum according to a new peer-reviewed paper published in Bioresource Technology. The study, which is the first to analyze real-world data from an existing algae-to-energy...

2013-09-09 23:24:35

The NCERC at SIUE team will crisscross the country this week, presenting research findings and advocating for federal biofuels policy as staff members participate in national conferences in St. Louis, Omaha, Neb. and Washington, D.C. Edwardsville, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The NCERC at SIUE team will crisscross the country this week, presenting research findings and advocating for federal biofuels policy as staff members participate in national conferences in St. Louis, Omaha, Neb....

2013-08-19 23:22:35

Dr. Sabrina Trupia, Director of Research at the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will address an international audience via teleconference Tuesday to share her expertise on sweet sorghum, an emerging advanced biofuel feedstock. Edwardsville (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Dr. Sabrina Trupia, Director of Research at the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will address an international audience via teleconference Tuesday to share her expertise on sweet sorghum, an...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.