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January 30, 2015
Researchers produce two bio-fuels from a single algae
Woods Hole MA (SPX) Jan 29, 2015
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy and Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O'Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the algae to synthesize two different fuel products, in parallel, a from a single algae. "It's novel," says O'Neil, the study' ... read more
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Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing
Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and pet ... more

Study yields surprising insights into the effects of wood fuel burning
The harvesting of wood to meet the heating and cooking demands for billions of people worldwide has less of an impact on global forest loss and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than previously believe ... more

Boeing, Embraer team for aviation biofuel
An aviation biofuel research center has been opened in Brazil by Boeing and Embraer that will coordinate and co-fund local research efforts. ... more
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Algae.Tec Signs Agreement for Entry into Greater China
Algae.Tec is pleased to announce it has executed an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd ("CFS") under which Algae.Tec will issue an initial US$0.5m convertible bond and, ... more


Plant genetic advance could lead to more efficient conversion of plant biomass to biofuels
Plant geneticists including Sam Hazen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Siobhan Brady at the University of California, Davis, have sorted out the gene regulatory networks that control c ... more
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EPA wants cleaner wood-burning fires, new rules expected by February
Wood fires still help keep many Americans warm during the winter. But if indoor wood fire burning - whether open hearth or wood stoves - aren't built or set up properly, they can negatively affect air quality and lead to health risks. ... more

Conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products
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 raceca ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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