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December 23, 2012
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Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
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More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Berkeley Lab Researchers Combine Old Fermentation Process For Making Explosives with New Chemical Catalysis to Boost Biofuel Production A fermentation technique once used to make cordite, the explosive propellant that replaced gunpowder in bullets and artillery shells, may find an … Continue reading

February 14, 2012
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Ethanol Mandate Not the Best Option

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Many people are willing to pay a premium for ethanol, but not enough to justify the government mandate for the corn-based fuel, a Michigan State University economist argues. Soren Anderson studied the demand for ethanol, or … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Tiny Amounts of Alcohol Dramatically Extend A Worm’s Life, But Why?

Minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently as a model in aging studies, UCLA biochemists report. … Continue reading

December 21, 2011
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Sorghum a Sweet Treat for Zoo Animals

Scraps from sweet sorghum harvested for biofuel production enrich the diets of elephants, monkeys, parrots and other animals in Tucson’ Reid Park Zoo. This holiday season, animals in Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo get to munch on a rare treat: scraps … Continue reading

November 17, 2011
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Researchers Reap a Sweet and Sustainable Harvest

*Known as the sugarcane of the desert, sweet sorghum could be a sustainable and ecological future biofuel crop for Arizona.* Researchers in the University of Arizona’s department of agricultural and biosystems engineering recently reaped the reward of six years of … Continue reading

July 24, 2011
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Researchers Find Potential Key for Unlocking Biomass Energy

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pretreating non-edible biomass – corn leaves, stalks or switch grass – holds the keys for unlocking its energy potential and making it economically viable, according to a team of researchers led by Michigan State University. Shishir … Continue reading

January 29, 2011
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Growing Biofuel Crops in Unusual Places

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University researchers are finding new locations to grow crops used for biofuel. The land they’ve identified might surprise some because it’s right next to where the fuel is being used.