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Flying with fuel from sugarcane

A new promising biofuel feedstock

13-Sep-2017

A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane. Plants Engineered to Replace Oil in Sugarcane and ...

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Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel engines

21-Jun-2017

In accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with seven percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel vaporises at higher temperatures, which can lead to problems ...

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Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters

18-Apr-2017

Microalgae have received much attention in biomass production due to many strains having a high biomass productivity per unit time and per unit area. Algae produce high levels of oil as well as carbohydrates, occurring mainly in the form of starch. They can survive in unfavorable, nutrient ...

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Biodiesel from sugarcane more economical than soybean

21-Mar-2016

America's oil consumption far exceeds that of every other country in the world. What's more, it's unsustainable. Therefore, in 2007, Congress mandated a move away from petroleum-based oils toward more renewable sources. Soybeans, an important dietary protein and the current primary source of ...

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Multifunctional nanoparticles for cheaper, cleaner biofuel

14-May-2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has created a faster, cleaner biofuel refining technology that not only combines processes, it uses widely available materials to reduce costs. Ames Laboratory scientists have developed a nanoparticle that is able to perform two processing functions ...

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New biofuel sources that don't require farmland

07-Feb-2014

While the debate over using crops for fuel continues, scientists are now reporting a new, fast approach to develop biofuel in a way that doesn't require removing valuable farmland from the food production chain. Their work examining the fuel-producing potential of Streptomyces, a soil bacterium ...

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LANXESS introduces Baynox Extra for biodiesel

20-Jan-2014

LANXESS has added Baynox Extra, a concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel, to its range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of biodiesel, even when it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. This combination of the two established antioxidants Baynox and Baynox Plus ...

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LamdaGen's Catalytic Nanotechnology Integrated into Biodiesel R&D Programs in Biodico Collaboration

27-Sep-2012

Biodico, Inc. and LamdaGen Corporation have announced a collaboration whereby LamdaGen's nano-based Meta-Catalytic Surface (MCS) technology will be integrated into Biodico's Research & Development programs for biomass-based diesel, combined heat and power, and biochemicals. Additional LamdaGen ...

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Global Bio-Based Chemicals Market Trends Reviewed in New SBI Report

13-Sep-2012

Following a steady and solid growth in the past few years, helped along by stabilization in glycerin prices, the bio-based chemicals market reached a value of USD3.6 billion in 2011. Over the forecast period, steady sales for lactic acid and biopolymers are supposed to act as stable drivers for ...

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LANXESS biodiesel stabilizer successfully tested

Baynox Solution 50% awarded no-harm certification by AGQM

05-Jul-2012

LANXESS has been awarded "no-harm certification" from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) for its new biodiesel stabilizer Baynox Solution 50%. Working closely with oil corporations in Germany, AGQM (a German consortium for biodiesel quality management) investigated the ...

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