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October 01, 2015
Bravo to biomass
Iowa City IA (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
Biomass burning sometimes gets a bad rap. That's because many associate the burning of living and dead vegetation with human-caused fires and clearing of land that release unhealthy particles and gases that spur global warming. But what if you burned biomass in a controlled environment, such as in a power plant, that at least partially replaces using a fossil fuel? Would there be demonstrable environmental and health benefits? In a new study, researchers at the University of Iowa report that ... read more
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Protein conjugation method offers new possibilities for biomaterials
Biological systems are at the source of many products designed to improve our lives. Recombinant DNA, for example, which retools molecules from multiple genetic sources for new purposes, has spurred ... more

Discovery of the redox-switch of a key enzyme involved in n-butanol biosynthesis
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Building a biofuel-boosting Swiss Army knife
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Biodiesel made easier and cleaner with waste-recycling catalyst
Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a way of increasing the yield of biodiesel by using the waste left over from its production process. Using simple catalysis, the researchers have ... more

Potential of disk-shaped small structures, coccoliths
Researchers at Hiroshima University and the University of Tsukuba showed that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perf ... more
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Keeping algae from stressing out
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