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October 24, 2014
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Boeing and Chinese firm to turn "gutter oil" into jet fuel
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 22, 2014
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. Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) have set up a plant in the eastern city of Hangzhou to convert "gutter oil", a Chinese term for used cooking oil, according to a statement. A series of scandals involving "gutter oil" being re-used for human consumption has featured in Chinese media. The ... read 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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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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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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Researchers Pump Up Oil Accumulation in Plant Leaves
Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks. But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils ha ... more
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Thermotolerant yeast can provide more climate-smart ethanol
With a simple mutation, yeast can grow in higher than normal temperatures. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology demonstrate this in an article to be published in the scientific journal S ... more
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Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

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Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)
When we think of renewable energy, it's easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy? While wind and solar are now well established - in South Austr ... more
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Maverick Synfuels Introduces Maverick Oasis
Maverick Synfuels has introduced the first small-scale, modular methane-to-methanol production plant that can be co-located at the methane source. The Maverick Oasis system allows producers to monet ... more
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Plant variants point the way to improved biofuel production
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France. Researchers funded by the Biotechnology ... more
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Search for better biofuels microbes leads to the human gut
Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candi ... more
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3D imaging may improve understanding of biofuel plant materials
Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarka ... more
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China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October

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Ethanol fireplaces: the underestimated risk
Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible - in the past, severe accents have occurred repeatedly with decorative fireplaces. The devices al ... more
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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner
Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail format ... more
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Boeing Partners with South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel
Boeing , South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG have announced they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation betw ... more
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Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria
The development is a step towards commercial production of a source of fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an appealing source of cleaner fuel because it ... more
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Scientists produce fuel from gut bacteria, sugar: study
Driven by the quest for an abundant, non-polluting alternative to fossil fuel, scientists said Tuesday they had developed a method to produce propane using sugar and the gut bacteria E. coli. ... more

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SG Preston Announces World's Largest Purpose-Built Renewable Diesel Plant
SG Preston (SGP) has announced the planned development of a 120 million gallon renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 mil ... more
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VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California
VIASPACE has announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the re ... more
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Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

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Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

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Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

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Regulations needed to identify potentially invasive biofuel crops

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