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May 05, 2016
Improving utilization of ammonia and carbon dioxide in microalgal cultivation
Washington DC (SPX) May 05, 2016
Algaculture or algae farming, like any form of agriculture, is highly sensitive to fertilizer costs. A major roadblock to commercial algae farming is efficient utilization of volatile nutrients, specifically ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2), to feed the algae being farmed. Currently, society produces large quantities of waste streams in the air and water that are not being efficiently treated or not treated at all. This includes multiple agricultural and industrial waste streams that can provide n ... read more
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Airbus Defence and Space signs contract to build Biomass
Airbus Defence and Space, the world's second largest space company has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build its next Earth Explorer mission, the Biomass satellite. Biomass ... more

Weltec Biopower presents solutions for energy from waste and wastewater
WELTEC BIOPOWER will present its mature procedures for the efficient utilisation of waste and wastewater for the generation of energy at this year's IFAT from 30 May to 3 June in Munich, Germany. At ... more

Making biodiesel with used cooking oil and a microwave
Weaning cars and trucks off of gasoline and diesel made from fossil fuels is a difficult task. One promising solution involves biodiesel, which comes from natural oils and fats, but it is costly. ... more
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Recyclable, sugar-derived foam as renewable alternative to polyurethanes
Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But once they have served their purpose, most of the non-degradable materials ... more


Major advance in synthetic biochemistry holds promise for biofuels
UCLA biochemists have devised a clever way to make a variety of useful chemical compounds, which could lead to the production of biofuels and new pharmaceuticals. "The idea of synthetic biolog ... more

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Enzyme leads scientists further down path to pumping oil from plants
An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by Texas A and M AgriLife Research scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus braunii. The study, publis ... more

Penn chemists lay groundwork for countless new, cleaner uses of methane
Methane is the world's most abundant hydrocarbon. It's the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it's also a major contributor to climate change, w ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ice loss accelerating in Greenland's coastal glaciers

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Trinity scientists reveal origin of Earth's oldest crystals

Geochemical detectives use lab mimicry to look back in time

NASA Helps Forecast Zika Risk

Bioreactors ready for the big time

Amazon rainforest responds quickly to extreme climate events


Dung, offal make clean gas at Costa Rica slaughterhouse
Imagine tons of stinking dung, blood and offal, tipped into a giant tub for germs to feed on. ... more

ORNL invents tougher plastic with 50 percent renewable content
Your car's bumper is probably made of a moldable thermoplastic polymer called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, it is also the stuff of ... more

Lockheed and Concord Blue to build new bioenergy facility in Germany
Five thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility ... more
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Smaller, cheaper microbial fuel cells turn urine into electricity
A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy, particularly in developing countries. The research, published in Electrochimica Acta, d ... more

Generating electricity with tomato waste
A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity - damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell tha ... more
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Ballooning Expectations: New Approach for Astronomy

Pluto's Interaction with the Solar Wind is Unique, Study Finds

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Interstellar spacecraft sails could slam on Brakes for exoplanet flybys


The flexible way to greater energy yield
Biogas is an important energy source that plays a central role in the energy revolution. Unlike wind or solar energy, biogas can be produced around the clock. Could it soon perhaps even be produced ... more

Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybean
America's oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What's more, it's unsustainable. Therefore, in 2007, Congress mandated a move away from petroleum-based oils toward mo ... more

Growing Pure Algae 24 7 and Without Sunlight
PHYCO2 -an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company- has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University (MSU). The techn ... more

Sugar-power - scientists harness the reducing potential of renewable sugars
Inspired by nature, University of Huddersfield scientist Dr Jason Camp is pioneering the use of simple sugars to power chemical reactions. It means that industries such as pharmaceuticals and agro-c ... more

Fuel or food? Study sees increasing competition for land, water resources
As strategies for energy security, investment opportunities and energy policies prompt ever-growing production and consumption of biofuels like bioethanol and biodiesel, land and water that could ot ... more

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Chemical snapshot unveils path to greener biofuel
Vehicle fuels made of plant waste are sustainable and climate friendly. Unfortunately the energy in stems, bark and twigs is locked up in cellulose, which is tough to crack open by the enzymes used ... more

Stanford scientists make renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants
Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology coul ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

French report: Banner year for aerospace, defense

New NATO supreme commander vows tough line on Russia

N. Korea completes work at missile sub shipyard: US think tank

Bats' flight technique could lead to better drones

Leonardo-Finmeccanica develops new E-scan radar

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation


Biofuels from algae: A budding technology yet to become viable


Improving biorefineries with bubbles


Researchers' new advance in quest for second generation biofuels


Study: Bubbles boost efficiency of biorefinery systems


Researchers find glue that binds biomolecules in nucleolus


A new recipe for biofuel


Scientists unlock key to turning wastewater and sewage into power


WELTEC Group Acquires 3.3 MW Biogas Plant


ONR engineers innovative research in synthetic biology


Best regions for growing bioenergy crops identified

Tiny red crystals dramatically increase biogas production

Renewable fuels from algae boosted by NREL refinery process

Titan probes depths of biofuel's biggest barrier

Iowa State engineers develop hybrid technology to create biorenewable nylon

Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products

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