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Biofuel From Whiskey Waste
2013-06-18 05:36:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scottish start-up Celtic Renewables is bringing back a once popular fermentation process that it says can be used to produce superior next-generation biofuels from the byproducts of various biological industries. The company is initially focused on the $6 billion Scottish Malt Whisky industry as a ready resource for developing biobutanol, a biofuel that has 25 percent more energy per unit volume than bioethanol. Just 10 percent...

Process To Convert Sugar Directly To Diesel Resurrected
2012-11-07 13:38:34

University of California - Berkeley Long-abandoned bacterial fermentation process resurrected to feed catalysis into fuel mixture A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered. Campus chemists and chemical engineers teamed up to produce diesel fuel from the products of a bacterial...

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2011-08-25 10:53:55

  Tulane scientists have found a way to convert newspaper and other plant based material into car fuel Here's one way that old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet. Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed "TU-103," that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for gasoline. They are currently experimenting with old editions of the Times Picayune, New Orleans' venerable daily newspaper, with great success....

2011-03-17 17:20:43

Altering microbe's metabolism leads to big jump in n-butanol production Researchers at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a way to produce normal butanol "” often proposed as a "greener" fuel alternative to diesel and gasoline "” from bacteria at rates significantly higher than those achieved using current production methods. The findings, reported online in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, mark an important advance in...

2011-03-02 14:31:11

Transplanted enzyme pathway makes E. coli churn out n-butanol University of California, Berkeley, chemists have engineered bacteria to churn out a gasoline-like biofuel at about 10 times the rate of competing microbes, a breakthrough that could soon provide an affordable and "green" transportation fuel. The development is reported online this week in advance of publication in the journal Nature Chemical Biology by Michelle C. Y. Chang, assistant professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, graduate...

2010-12-17 15:20:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TetraVitae Bioscience announced today that it has completed a successful demonstration of its process to produce renewable n-butanol in a corn dry-mill pilot plant. The demonstration is a major milestone in creating economically competitive renewable n-butanol for the coatings, plastics, personal care, and packaging industries. "With this achievement, TetraVitae has shown that producing renewable n-butanol in a commercial scale corn dry-mill will be a...

2009-08-24 10:13:33

Ohio State University engineers say they have found a way to double production of the biofuel butanol, which might someday replace gasoline in automobiles. The OSU researchers said their process improves on the conventional method for brewing butanol in a bacterial fermentation tank. Normally, bacteria could only produce a certain amount of butanol -- perhaps 15 grams of the chemical for every liter of water in the tank -- before the tank would become too toxic for the bacteria to survive,...

2009-08-24 10:13:33

Ohio State University engineers say they have found a way to double production of the biofuel butanol, which might someday replace gasoline in automobiles. The OSU researchers said their process improves on the conventional method for brewing butanol in a bacterial fermentation tank. Normally, bacteria could only produce a certain amount of butanol -- perhaps 15 grams of the chemical for every liter of water in the tank -- before the tank would become too toxic for the bacteria to survive,...

2009-08-03 14:53:26

A team of researchers, led by chemical engineering and materials science professor Michael Tsapatsis in the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology, have developed a more energy-efficient method of chemical separations that could revolutionize processes in the petrochemical and biofuels industries. The new discovery is published in the July 31 issue of Science, a leading journal of scientific research published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The ability...

2009-01-08 17:46:36

As a chemical for industrial processes, butanol is used in everything from brake fluid, to paint thinners, to plastics. According to a University of Illinois researcher, butanol made from plant material could displace butanol made from petroleum, just not at the fuel pump."Yes you can drive your car around with 100 percent butanol, but butanol is much more valuable "“ about three times more valuable -- as a chemical than as a liquid fuel," said Hans Blaschek, microbiologist in the...