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September 25, 2016
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Scientists Harness CO2 to Consolidate Biofuel Production Process

Technique controls toxicity of ionic liquids, could lower cost by recycling key ingredient Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel … Continue reading

June 2, 2013
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New Advance in Biofuel Production

Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Develop Enzyme-free Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment Advanced biofuels – liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass – offer a clean, green and renewable alternative to gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. Bringing the costs of producing … Continue reading

May 21, 2013
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A key to mass extinctions could boost food, biofuel production

Hydrogen sulfide, the pungent stuff often referred to as sewer gas, is a deadly substance implicated in several mass extinctions, including one at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago that wiped out more than three-quarters of … Continue reading

May 4, 2013
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Sweet Success: Berkeley Lab Researchers Find Way to Catalyze More Sugars from Biomass

Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes, but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood. This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes used to release fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass for the production of advanced biofuels. … Continue reading

March 9, 2013
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How to Thrive in Battery Acid and Among Toxic Metals

Genome of “extremophile” red alga offers insights In the movie Alien, the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the … Continue reading

August 17, 2012
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MU Researchers Work to Further Biofuel Production without Increasing Food Prices

COLUMBIA, Mo. – America is looking for more biofuel through the use of crops such as corn and soybeans, but concerns about higher food prices persist when land for biofuel displaces land for food crops. Now, researchers at the University … Continue reading

July 27, 2012
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Canola Oil Industry Cooking in Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Canola can now be grown profitably in Michigan, thanks to Michigan State University. Canola, which has potential as biofuel and cooking oil, is considered a high-value crop with seeds comprised of more than 40 percent oil. … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
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Microbe That Can Handle Ionic Liquids

New Find From Joint BioEnergy Institute Could Help Reduce Biofuel Production Costs In the search for technology by which economically competitive biofuels can be produced from cellulosic biomass, the combination of sugar-fermenting microbes and ionic liquid solvents looks to be … Continue reading