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2012-02-17 14:00:00

A new brochure that describes the next generation of Xanthan, going a step beyond agglomeratation, is now available. White Marsh, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 The next generation of Xanthan and a step beyond agglomeration“¦ TIC Gums Introduces Brochure on FASTir® Xanthan EC TIC Gums is introducing a new brochure on its FASTir Xanthan EC product line. The new brochure is available for immediate download at http://web.ticgums.com/fastir-xanthan/. FASTir Xanthan EC is a high...

2012-02-14 15:33:23

Studies of bacteria first found in Yellowstone's hot springs are furthering efforts at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center toward commercially viable ethanol production from crops such as switchgrass. The current production of ethanol relies on the use of expensive enzymes that break down complex plant materials to yield sugars that are fermented into ethanol. One suggested cheaper alternative is consolidated bioprocessing, a streamlined process that uses microorganisms to...

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Fungi with additional foreign genes have been created at the Vienna University of Technology - They can now turn chitin into pharmaceuticals Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about — but now they can be used as "chemical factories". Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have succeeded in introducing bacterial genes into the fungus Trichoderma, so that the fungus can now produce important chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry. The raw material used by the...

2012-02-11 08:00:00

Synedgen Study Shows Chitosan Derivative Reduces Risk of Food Contamination. Claremont CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2012 Claremont CA, January 24, 2012--Research conducted by Synedgen Inc. and the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, at Bangor University, Bangor, UK, appears in the early view of Food Control, an international, official scientific journal of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) covering microbial food safety and antimicrobial...

2011-12-19 13:45:13

Most commonly used raw materials in butanol production have so far been starch and cane sugar. In contrast to this, the starting point in the Aalto University study was to use only lignocellulose, otherwise known as wood biomass, which does not compete with food production. Another new breakthrough in the study is to successfully combine modern pulp - and biotechnology. Finland's advanced forest industry provides particularly good opportunities to develop this type of bioprocesses. Wood...

Insect Cuticle Inspires Low-Cost Material With Exceptional Strength, Toughness
2011-12-14 03:45:28

"Shrilk" could one day replace plastic in consumer products, be used to suture wounds, and serve as scaffolding for tissue regeneration Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new material that replicates the exceptional strength, toughness, and versatility of one of nature's more extraordinary substances -- insect cuticle. Also low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material, called "Shrilk," could one day...

2011-12-13 04:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S., L.Ac., distinguished medical doctor and leading Modified Citrus Pectin expert, gives a keynote presentation on Galectin-3 as a breakthrough biomarker for numerous life-threatening diseases. He also shared new research on the critical role of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) as the foremost Galectin-3 blocker. Dr. Eliaz's latest presentation was given to more than 1000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists during the 19th...

2011-11-30 14:42:52

Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) Researchers Reach Milestone on the Road to Biofuels A milestone has been reached on the road to developing advanced biofuels that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuels with a domestically-produced clean, green, renewable alternative. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered the first strains of  Escherichia coli bacteria that can digest switchgrass biomass and synthesize its...

2011-11-28 16:56:49

The mast from a classic racing yacht and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial have played a key role in the search for sustainable biofuels. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on earth – and therefore a potentially major source of glucose for the production of biofuels. But its structure in wood and plants is so complex it needs a combination of enzymes to degrade it – making the process difficult and costly. Now, for the first time, a team of...

2011-11-16 09:40:56

Unraveling the mechanism of hemicellulose acetylation may lead to cheaper bioethanol In 1925, Henry Ford observed that fuel is present in all vegetative matter that can be fermented and predicted that Americans would someday grow their own fuel. Last year, global biofuel production reached 28 billion US gallons, and biofuel accounted for 2.7% of the world's transportation fuel. Bioethanol, a popular type of biofuel, is largely derived from sugary food crops such as corn and sugarcane....


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Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

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