Latest Lignocellulosic biomass Stories
From antiseptic oils to the construction of didgeridoos, the traditional Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, the eucalyptus tree serves myriad purposes, accounting for its status as one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees.
A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels—fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil-based biodiesel—into the transportation pool.
An SPR has been purchased and installed in a commercial cellulosic pilot plant in Italy after successful lab testing on extraction of cellulose from corn fiber and straw. Rome,
Researchers have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production.
Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts.
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.
A team from Mississippi State University has been using poop donated by giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le from the Memphis Zoo to shift production of biofuels away from corn and other food crops and toward corn cobs, stalks and other non-food plant material.
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