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April 24, 2014
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Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue
Lincoln NB (SPX) Apr 23, 2014
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The findings by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of researchers cast doubt on whether corn residue can be used to meet federal mandates to ramp up ethanol production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Corn stover - the stalks, leaves and cobs in cornfields after harvest - has been con ... read more
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Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy
Microbes can be highly efficient, versatile and sophisticated manufacturing tools, and have the potential to form the basis of a vibrant economic sector. In order to take full advantage of the oppor ... more
BIO FUEL

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city
Pistachios are already a key ingredient in Turkish baklava, but the country may now have found a new way to exploit the nuts known as "green gold" - by using their shells to heat a new eco-city. ... more
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U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs
As much as $4 billion in loan guarantees may be available for cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy said. ... more
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Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol
Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology have conducted a study into genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to prod ... more


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Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. This promising discovery could provide an eco-friendly alternative to conven ... more
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Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists ha ... more
BIO FUEL

US Navy 'game-changer': converting seawater into fuel
The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. ... more
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BIO FUEL

Unzipping the biofuel potential of populars
What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energy- and cost-efficient way to convert biomass int ... more
BIO FUEL

Engineered bacteria produce biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace ... more
BIO FUEL

Researchers Engineer Resistance to Ionic Liquids in Biofuel Microbes
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial res ... more
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BIO FUEL

Sugar, not oil
No more oil - renewable raw materials are the future. This motto not only applies to biodiesel, but also to isobutene, a basic product used in the chemical industry. In a pilot plant researchers now ... more
BIO FUEL

Algae may be a potential source of biofuels and biochemicals even in cool climate
Algae are organisms useful in many ways in the transition towards a bio-economy. Even in a cool climate as in Finland, algae might be used to produce biochemicals and biofuels, besides use in captur ... more
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BIO FUEL

Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up
Using a plant-derived chemical, UW-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform ... more
BIO FUEL

Maverick and PPE To Make Small-scale Methane-to-Methanol Plants
Maverick Synfuels and Plant Process Equipment have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) methanol plants. These skid-mounted modular plants can be rapidly dep ... more
BIO FUEL

MSU advances algae's viability as a biofuel
Lab success doesn't always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biof ... more
BIO FUEL
RWE to help build 37MW British solar farm

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China looks toward greener energy future


BIO FUEL
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Rethink education to fuel bioeconomy

Going nuts? Turkey looks to pistachios to heat new eco-city


BIO FUEL
BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

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Madagascar fights to prevent oil spill from stricken tanker

Geothermal Showcase to offer investor a global perpective on opportunities

Iran putting final touches on new energy contracts

BIO FUEL

Boeing, South African Airways Explore Ways for Farmers to Grow More Sustainable Biofuel Crops
Boeing is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for "smallhold" farmers in Southern Africa to grow cro ... more
BIO FUEL

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides
Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in in ... more
BIO FUEL

Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost production of clean methanol
An international research team has discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a ... more
BIO FUEL

Plants convert energy at lightning speed
A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London. "This ... more
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Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics

BIO FUEL

Methane leaks from palm oil wastewater are a climate concern

BIO FUEL

Team converts sugarcane to a cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop

BIO FUEL

Pond-dwelling powerhouse's genome points to its biofuel potential

BIO FUEL

Sustainable use of energy wood resources shows potential in North-West Russia

BIO FUEL

Italian farmers hail coming of biomethane production incentives

BIO FUEL

Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel

BIO FUEL

UK failing to harness its bioenergy potential

BIO FUEL

Waste from age-old paper industry becomes new source of solid fuel

BIO FUEL

Approach helps identify new biofuel sources that don't require farmland

BIO FUEL

Ceresana expects the market for bioplastics to grow

PROINSO shows PV-DIESEL hybrid systems at Genset Meeting 2014

Agricultural and Industrial Biogas Plants Go Online

New technique makes "biogasoline" from plant waste

new catalyst makes converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals cheaper

Put a plastic bag in your tank

Boeing And UAE To Look at Biofuels From Desert Plants

Engineers teach old chemical new tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilizers

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