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2009-06-16 13:50:00

In revisiting a chemical reaction that's been in the literature for several decades and adding a new wrinkle of their own, researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass. This procedure, if it can be effectively industrialized, could allow many of today's petrochemical products, including plastics, to instead be made from biomass."We've found and optimized a selective,...

2009-05-15 08:46:00

Study Findings Confirm Glycerin Accelerates the Healing Process in Damaged Tissue and Cells MANDEVILLE, La., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a leading expert in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation announced results from a study demonstrating that glycerin helps to speed up the healing process of damaged tissue and cells, resulting in less bruising and skin discoloration. In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study of a glycerin-based bruise-reaction product, 65...

2009-05-12 16:04:48

University of Southern California scientists say they have discovered glucose to glycerol conversion in long-lived yeast provides anti-aging effects. Researchers said they discovered yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet -- and are more resistant to cell damage. The scientists said their study is the first to propose that dietary substitution can replace dietary restriction in a living species. If...

2009-05-08 09:44:48

Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms. In a study published May 8 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, researchers from the University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center show that yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet. They are also more resistant to cell damage.Many studies have shown that...

2009-03-09 07:30:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntsman Performance Products, a division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), today announced the commercial availability of its new specialty carbonate, JEFFSOL(R) Glycerine Carbonate. Manufactured by Huntsman using the glycerine co-product of bio-diesel, JEFFSOL Glycerine Carbonate is a bio-based specialty chemical useful as a reactive intermediate and as a solvent. It can be polymerized or reacted with isocyanates or acrylates for...

2008-10-20 09:00:35

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversified Energy Corporation today announced the successful demonstration of a combustion system that offers the global biodiesel industry an economically attractive use for crude glycerol. Under an exclusive worldwide license to Diversified Energy(R), the breakthrough system developed by North Carolina State University can safely and efficiently burn the glycerol byproduct generated during the manufacture of biodiesel. The energy created through...

2008-10-08 09:00:12

By Rentz, E Danielle; Lewis, Lauren; Mujica, Oscar J; Barr, Dana B; Schier, Joshua G; Weerasekera, Gayanga; Kuklenyik, Peter; McGeehin, Michael; Osterloh, John; Wamsley, Jacob; Lum, Washington; Alleyne, Camilo; Sosa, Nestor; Motta, Jorge; Rubin, Carol Objective In September 2006, a Panamanian physician reported an unusual number of patients with unexplained acute renal failure frequently accompanied by severe neurological dysfunction. Twelve (57%) of 21 patients had died of the illness....

2008-09-03 09:00:34

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Biodiesel Industries, Ltd (IBI) announced today an investment of US$ 300,000 as part of a larger US$ 1 million capitalization in a glycerin processing plant in Brazil. The plant is located in the city of Jau, 250 km west of Sao Paulo. The plant is an existing shut-down chemical facility with many on-site equipments which is being upgraded by IBI to process glycerin, mainly as a byproduct of biodiesel production. IBI's plan is to add...

2008-07-03 12:00:45

U.S. chemical engineers say they have developed a technology for cleanly converting problematic biofuel wastes into valuable organic acids. Rice University researchers said their techniques promise to change the economics of biodiesel refining by a fermentation process that allows E. coli and other enteric bacteria to convert glycerin -- the major waste byproduct of biodiesel production -- into formate, succinate and other profitable organic acids. Biodiesel producers used to sell their...

2007-06-24 03:04:07

By Saiah, R Sreekumar, P A; Leblanc, N; Castandet, M; Saiter, J-M ABSTRACT Wheat-flour-based agropolymers are prepared using an extrusion method. The morphology of the native and extruded wheat flours are analyzed by scanning electron micrography (SEM). During plasticization using water (9%, w/w) and glycerol (12.8%, w/w), a change in morphology of native wheat flour occurs. The structure of these materials was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) with special reference to the amount of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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