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2013-04-12 10:18:45

Stepping into unexplored territory in efforts to use corn stalks, grass and other non-food plants to make biofuels, scientists today described the discovery of a potential treasure-trove of candidate enzymes in fungi thriving in the feces and intestinal tracts of horses. They reported on these enzymes – the key to economical production of biofuels from non-food plant material – at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). More than...

2013-03-09 23:03:16

New Market Research Report Added In MarketResearchReports.Biz Reports: Database Global Industrial Enzymes Market 2012-2016. To Buy The copy Of This Report: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-industrial-enzymes-market-2012-2016 (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Industrial Enzymes market to grow at a CAGR of 7.49 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the end-user...

Freiburg Chemists Determine The Structure Of An Enzyme That Breaks Down Dyes
2013-02-26 12:02:04

AlphaGalileo Foundation Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem. They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances, converting natural as well as man-made toxins into harmless compounds. For instance, they can help to break down synthetic dyes, which accumulate in great amounts during the production of textiles. Prof. Dr. Dietmar A. Plattner, Dr. Klaus Piontek, and Eric Strittmatter from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Freiburg and...

2013-02-15 15:19:12

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch that allows Streptomyces bacteria to get to work, breaking lignin down into its constituent parts. Microorganisms that can break down plant biomass into the precursors of biodiesel or other commodity chemicals might one day be used to produce alternatives to petroleum. But the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.