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August 04, 2015
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Reproducible research for biofuels and biogas
London, UK (SPX) Aug 01, 2015
New research in the Open Access journal GigaScience presents a virtual package of data for biogas production, made reusable in a containerized form to allow scientists to better understand the production of biofuels. One of the promising areas in biofuels development is biogas, which has huge potential as a renewable and clean source of energy. Biogas is the production of methane gas through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter such as agricultural or food waste. Detailed knowl ... read more
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China's Geely invests in Iceland methanol factory
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