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Apr 6, 2018
Bacterium turns cellulose into biofuel
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 26, 2018
The US Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkley Lab) have discovered an enzyme that enables the production of a renewable alternative to toluene, a petroleum-based octane booster in gasoline that sells 29 million tons per year. According to the researchers,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 27, 2018
The grass is native to the US, non-edible and grows across North America. Fuel produced from the plant emits far less CO2 than gasoline. Researchers from Colorado State University (CSU) in the US have studied switchgrass as an alternative biofuel feedstock to corn (corn often comes under... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 22, 2018
University of York researchers have discovered another source for an enzyme that might be able to improve cellulose digestion and produce biofuels more efficiently. The paper shows that the enzymes that insects called firebrats (which are closely related to silverfish) use to digest cellulose could be... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 20, 2018
A consortium of companies, including Canadian advanced biofuel producer Enerkem, have signed a project development agreement for an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam. According to a statement, the new facility will be the first of its kind in Europe. It will provide a sustainable alternative solution for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 16, 2018
An international team of scientists have found a group of enzymes in fungi that can break down a main component of wood, enabling a more efficient refining process. The researchers say that the process could be used to convert wood into a variety of useful chemical products... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 14, 2018
New research from AA Cars, the AA’s used car website, reveals that 26% of Britons are making carbon footprint a top priority when buying a new car. Surveying over 17,000 drivers in the UK, the AA-Populous poll found that after comfort and safety, low CO2 emissions was... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 13, 2018
Green nano-chemistry company Sylvatex and Valicor, a specialist in advanced separations and recovery, have announced a new joint development agreement (JDA). The JDA will see the development, construction and commercialisation of Sylvatex’s MicroX technology, which can convert distillers corn oil (DCO) and other plant-based oil feedstocks into... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 8, 2018
Next generation biofuels producer Gevo has signed an exclusive right to sell agreement with national fuel distributor Musket Corporation. Amending an existing supply agreement, the deal will see Musket sell Gevo’s renewable isobutanol within a 300 mile radius of Houston, Texas. According to Gevo, the agreement establishes... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 6, 2018
Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), a coalition of 12 advanced biofuels producers and technology developers, is calling on EU institutions to set its new advanced biofuels mandate to begin in 2021. According to the coalition, chaired by UPM’s Public Affairs director Marko Janhunen, this move would... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 31, 2018
Newly published research explains for the first time how plants switch from photoprojection to photosynthesis when transitioning from darkness to daylight. The authors of the study, from the University of Sheffield, claim that the new insight could have a host of benefits, including for the biofuels... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 26, 2018
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine have entered into a partnership, meaning GoodFuels marine advanced biofuels are now available at the port of Rotterdam. The partnership, which aims to make European inland shipping more sustainable, will also see GoodFuels Marine biofuels available along inland shipping routes in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 24, 2018
UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have entered a collaboration to promote a ‘green shift’ in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. They aim to create a predictable, long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels. The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 24, 2018
LanzaTech will license TeselaGen’s cloud-based informatics solution to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities into its design process. It’s hoped that the newly announced collaboration will extend waste-to-fuel specialists LanzaTech’s biological design platform, in turn accelerating the design process. "Automated biological design is an essential... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 16, 2018
ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification), has announced details of its upcoming Global Sustainability Conference 2018, set to take place on 20 February in Brussels, Belgium. According to ISCC, the overarching topic of the conference will be the future of bioenergy, a highly topical theme at a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 10, 2018
The governments are calling for cooperative research into subjects including cellulosic biofuel, management of waste resources, crop productivity and transgenetic crops. According to the Iranian Ministry of Science Research and Technology, the goal of the programme is to strengthen ties between national scientific communities and to... [Read More]