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2012-03-24 03:25:57

Without fungi and microbes to break down dead trees and leaf litter in nature, the forest floor might look like a scene from TV's "Hoarders."

2012-01-11 15:35:38

A Kansas State University graduate student sees the unpaved road ahead, and it's filled with biomaterial.

2011-12-19 13:45:13

Most commonly used raw materials in butanol production have so far been starch and cane sugar.

2011-08-31 20:16:11

Adding a pretreatment step would allow producers to get more ethanol from switchgrass harvested in the fall.

2011-07-14 16:06:24

Feared by realtors and homeowners alike, dry rot due to the fungus Serpula lacrymans causes millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and buildings around the world.

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2011-07-06 14:02:55

One of the peskiest household pests, while disastrous to homes, could prove to be a boon for cars, according to a Purdue University study.

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2011-06-17 08:01:24

A first of its kind combination of experiment and simulation at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is providing a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels.

2011-06-09 14:19:26

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)-led Integrated Biorefining Research and Technology (IBTI) Club have identified an enzyme in bacteria which could be used to make biofuel production more efficient.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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