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February 09, 2016
Researchers create synthetic biopathway to turn agriculture waste into 'green' products
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Feb 09, 2016
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed. The groundbreaking study was published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. For years, researchers have been looking for more sustainable sources for the raw materials used to make the products we use every day. Recently, biomass made ... read more
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Spain's Abengoa submits plan to avoid bankruptcy: source
Spain's troubled flagship renewable energy giant Abengoa presented a recovery plan to its main creditor banks Wednesday, in abid to avoid bankruptcy, a source close to the negotiations said. ... more

UCR research advances oil production in yeast
A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers. The devel ... more

Assessment aims to maximize greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy
A study reported in the journal Energy used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the "sustainability index" of various sources of energy, both conventional and renewabl ... more
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The falling price of gasoline at the pumps may warm the hearts of consumers but it chills the souls of scientists who recognize that humankind must curtail the burning of fossil fuels to reduce the ... more


Automakers' green push lifts use of hemp, citrus peel
Survey the latest at the Detroit Auto Show and you will find fibers from water bottles in car seats, hemp in the dashboards and citrus peel in the tires. ... more

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BESC study seeks nature's best biocatalysts for biofuel production
Researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversi ... more

Preventing food waste better strategy than turning it into biogas
Turning your old banana peels and last night's leftovers into biogas sounds like a win-win situation for you and the environment: You don't have to feel guilty about having cooked too much pasta, an ... more
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Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity

Forest losses increase local temperatures

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Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions
Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production ... more

NREL's Min Zhang keeps her 'hugs' happy, leading to biofuel breakthroughs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Senior Scientist Min Zhang has a special relationship with Zymomonas mobilis, a rod-shaped bacterium that has bioethanol-producing capabilities. Of her 80 ... more

IU scientists create 'nano-reactor' for the production of hydrogen biofuel
Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen - one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for ... more
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EU probes UK aid to convert huge coal power plant to biomass
The EU launched an investigation Tuesday into whether British government aid to convert the giant Drax power station from coal to more environmentally friendly biomass breaches the bloc's state aid rules. ... more

A metabolic pathway in cyanobacteria could yield better biofuels
Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is ... more
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Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter
A pair of socks embedded with miniaturised microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer's footsteps has powered a wireless transmitter to send a signal to a PC. This is th ... more

New catalyst paves way for bio-based plastics, chemicals
Washington State University researchers have developed a catalyst that easily converts bio-based ethanol to a widely used industrial chemical, paving the way for more environmentally friendly, bio-b ... more

Turning poop into plastic at Paris climate talks
A small piece of dung was on proud display at global climate-saving talks in Paris, just a few steps away from being transformed into a plastic bottle or fuel for a car. ... more

Scientists unveil urine-powered wearable energy generator
It may be time to shut down this whole science thing. Nothing can top the latest invention out of the University of the West of England. ... more

New catalyst to make eco-fiendly bio-based plastics possible
A newly invented catalyst promises to enable the production of bio-based chemicals and plastics. Researchers at Washington State University detailed their discovery in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. ... more

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Plant-inspired power plants
A team of chemical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh recently identified the two main factors for determining the optimal catalyst for turning atmospheric CO2 into liquid fuel. The results o ... more

A more efficient way of converting ethanol to a better alternative fuel
Ethanol, which is produced from corn, is commonly-used as an additive in engine fuel as a way to reduce harmful emissions and scale back U.S. reliance on foreign oil. But since ethanol is an oxygena ... more
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Kazakhstan Ratifies Protocol With Russia for Baikonur Cosmodrome Incidents

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years

45th SW supports Air Force GPS IIF-12 launch aboard an Atlas V

Turkish Aerospace Industries UAV Anka makes debut flight

Elbit Systems reveals Seagull unmanned surface vehicle


Now is the time to uncover the secrets of the Earth's microbiomes


OX2 wins concession for one of Sweden's largest biogas plants


Brazil pins renewable energy hopes on 2nd generation ethanol


Fighting climate change with 'poop power'


EU clears clean British power plant


Algae could be a new green power source


Rotting wood turns Austria's poorest town into green model


New step towards producing cheap and efficient renewable fuels


First biomethane injected into the grid at a farm in Den Bommel


Export of wood pellets from US to EU more environmentally friendly than coal

Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production

How crop prices and climate variables affect yield and acreage

From dung to BMWs at green energy plant in South Africa

Researchers film ants building bio-bridges with their bodies

Increasing production of seed oils

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