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December 20, 2014
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Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Dec 18, 2014
A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, or C3Bio, has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities. Lignin is a tough and highly compl ... read more
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Guelph Researchers Recipe: Cook Farm Waste into Energy
It takes some cooking, but turning farm waste into biofuels is now possible and makes economic sense, according to preliminary research from the University of Guelph. Guelph researchers are st ... more
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Central America's new coffee buzz: renewable energy
That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: turning agricultural wastewater into biogas. ... more
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Boeing completes test flight with 'green diesel'
Boeing announced Wednesday that it completed the first test flight with "green diesel," which offers potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in aviation. ... more
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Sweet Smell of Success: Researchers Boost Methyl Ketone Production
Two years ago, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ... more


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Single-atom gold catalysts may enable cheap output of fuel and chemicals
New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly reduce p ... more
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Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline
Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert t ... more
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Exploding excrement topples building in China
A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. ... more
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Lockheed Martin to build 5-megawatt bioenergy facility in Germany
U.S. aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin is getting into the bioenergy business, and has signed a contract to build a power generation facility in Germany using green energy company Concord Blue's patented Reformer technology. ... more
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WELTEC builds Biogas Plants in Greece
Using the Energy Decentral within the framework of the Eurotier trade fair in Hanover, Germany, as a communication platform, the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is happy to welcome ... more
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DARPA's EZ BAA Cuts Red Tape to Speed Funding of New Biotech Ideas
Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win fe ... more
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Engineered bacteria pumps out higher quantity of renewable fuel
An international team of bioengineers has boosted the ability of bacteria to produce isopentenol, a compound with desirable gasoline properties. The finding, published in mBio, the online open-acces ... more
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New process transforms wood, crop waste into valuable chemicals
Scientists have disclosed a new method to convert lignin, a biomass waste product, into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals wit ... more
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Boosting Biogasoline Production in Microbes
In the on-going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean, green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Inst ... more
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Molecular movement within mesoporous nanoparticles modeled
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon co ... more
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Boeing and Chinese firm to turn "gutter oil" into jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil - the source of repeated food safety scandals - into jet fuel, it said Wednesday. ... more
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New Discovery Will Enhance yield and quality of Cereal and Bioenergy Crops
A team of scientists led by Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D., director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have developed a new way of identi ... more
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New ProMOS Bio Software Guides Biogas Plants into the Future
Stringent conditions for biogas plant operators underline the need for innovative management systems. Moreover, economic efficiency is becoming increasingly important. WELTEC BIOPOWER has developed ... more

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BIO FUEL

Balancing birds and biofuels: Grasslands support more species than cornfields
In Wisconsin, bioenergy is for the birds. Really. In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scientists examine ... more
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U.S. funding projects meant to make biofuels competitive
The U.S. Energy Department said it was providing $13.4 million in funding to help develop technology to make biofuels competitive with conventional fuels. ... more
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Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

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Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant Leaves

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Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol

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Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

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Plant variants point the way to improved biofuel production

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