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January 12, 2014
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New, Simple Technique May Drive Down Biofuel Production Costs

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a simple, effective and relatively inexpensive technique for removing lignin from the plant material used to make biofuels, which may drive down the cost of biofuel production. Lignin, nature’s way of protecting … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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Is There Really a Giant Island of Plastic in the Pacific Ocean?

Make no mistake about it: plastic waste is a huge problem and one that has been posing a very serious threat to our oceans for decades. What’s worse is that there hasn’t been any real strides made into solving the … Continue reading

November 20, 2013
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A Living Desert Underground

In the perpetual darkness of a limestone cave, UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of … Continue reading

November 17, 2013
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Less Toxic Metabolites, More Chemical Product

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). The JBEI researchers used their system … Continue reading

September 5, 2013
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Erneuerbare erwirtschaften 17 Milliarden Euro in 2012

Im Jahr 2012 führte die wachsende Nutzung von Wind, Sonne und Biomasse zu einem Rekordwert in der bundesweiten Wertschöpfung von 17 Milliarden Euro. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt das Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) in einer aktuellen Studie für Greenpeace. Zwei … Continue reading

March 1, 2013
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How a Microbial Biorefinery Regulates Genes

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch that allows Streptomyces bacteria to … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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Plumes across the Pacific Deliver Thousands of Microbial Species to West Coast

A surprising number of microorganisms – more than 100 times more kinds than reported just four months ago – are leaping the biggest gap on the planet. Hitching rides in the upper troposphere, they’re making their way from Asia across … Continue reading

November 13, 2012
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A Better Route to Xylan

Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers Find New Access to Abundant Biomass for Advanced Biofuels After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance … Continue reading