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December 02, 2016
Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs and reduce carbon emissions
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 22, 2016
A new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of US biomass to bio-based energy, fuels, and products by 2030. Researchers' estimates show that achieving a Billion Ton Bioeconomy could displace 9.5% of fossil energy consumption and avoid as much as 446 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions annually. It could also expand direct bioeconomy revenue by a factor of 5 to co ... read more

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Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study i ... more

NextCoal to produce bio-coal for export to Japan, bio-oil for domestic use
NextCoal International reports it is advancing plans to build a job-creating Rural Economic Development Renewable Fuels Center ("REDRFC") in northern New York State with the involvement of Japanese ... more

UNIST researchers turn waste gas into road-ready diesel fuel
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New biofuel cell with energy storage
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Bioelectronics at the speed of life
Our nerve and muscle cells send signals to each other using ions and molecules. Certain substances, such as the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), are important signal substances throu ... more

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NREL finds bacterium that uses both CO2 and cellulose to make biofuels
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the surprise discovery that a metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in a microorganism ... more

State partnerships can promote increased bio-energy production, reduce emissions
Under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan, states soon could be mandated to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified ... more
24/7 News Coverage
NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends

Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement

Increasing tornado outbreaks - is climate change responsible?

Loss of soil carbon due to climate change will be 'huge'

How the cold 1430s led to famine and disease

Going against the grain - nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable!

Where the rains come from


Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step
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Biomass heating could get a 'green' boost with the help of fungi
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Algae discovery offers potential for sustainable biofuels
James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were pub ... more
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Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and coppe ... more

The road to green hydrogen runs through mazes in algal proteins
Hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as the successor of crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be i ... more
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'Super yeast' has the power to improve economics of biofuels
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With designer lignin, biofuels researchers reproduced evolutionary path
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Engineers transform brewery wastewater into energy storage
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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NTU and Stratasys 3iD print operational ULTEM drone with embedded electronics

Ukraine launches missile drills near Russia-annexed Crimea

N.Korea hits out at new UN sanctions

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Liquid Manure Volume Reduced by Half


Can jet fuel be grown on trees?


Boskalis tests sustainable wood-based biofuel for marine fleet


Valmet to supply biomass-fired power systems to HOFOR Denmark


Tapping the unused potential of photosynthesis


Fish 'biowaste' converted to piezoelectric energy harvesters


Body heat as a power source


Croatian Pig Farm Uses Synergies to Generate Energy


Scientists solve puzzle of converting gaseous carbon dioxide to fuel


Biofuels could increase rather than decrease C02 emissions

Biofuels not as 'green' as many think

Biochemists describe light-driven conversion of greenhouse gas to fuel

Fresh outlook on the photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide

South American Egg Producer Invests in German Energy Plant Technology

Sewage sludge could make great sustainable fertilizer

Engineering a better biofuel

National Trust historic home enjoys 21st Century heat

Biofuel production technique could reduce cost, antibiotics use

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Patented bioelectrodes have electrifying taste for waste

Bioenergy decisions involve wildlife habitat and land use trade-offs

Novel 'repair system' discovered in algae may yield new tools for biotechnology

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Scientists harness CO2 to consolidate biofuel production process

Scientists unlock 'green' energy from garden grass

Can palm oil be sustainable

Olive oil waste yields molecules useful in chemical and food industries

One reaction, two results, zero waste

Neural networks to obtain synthetic petroleum

From climate killer to fuels and polymers

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