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Processing renewable raw materials instead of crude oil in refineries

BioMates runs validation-scale production

06-Apr-2022

In the EU-funded project BioMates, the overall production process is now established and running on a validation scale. After producing 1000 kilograms of bio-oil in a test facility for the first time last year, this was another important step for achieving the project’s goal to establish a ...

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Microalgae-based conversion of carbon dioxide to biofuels

Scientists explore a genetic sensor of blue light to double oil productivity in industrial microalgae

01-Apr-2022

Microalgae, algae that cannot be seen by the naked eye, absorb carbon dioxide and produce oils that can be used as biofuels. These biofuels, which can be carbon negative, offer promise as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels. However, the biological processes that allow these microalgae to ...

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Chemists unlock the key to improving biofuel and biomaterial production

Spectroscopy method enables future opportunities for looking at complex biomolecules in different plants

08-Feb-2022

As the world searches for and demands more sustainable sources of energy and materials, plant biomass may provide the solution by serving as a renewable resource for biomaterials and biofuel production. However, until now, the complex physical and chemical interactions in plant biomass have been ...

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Almost all chemicals burden the planet

More than 99 percent of the most widely produced chemicals aren’t sustainable

04-Feb-2022

For the first time, researchers at ETH Zurich have calculated in absolute figures the extent to which the production of chemicals is currently interfering with nature worldwide – and the results are staggering. In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, the new method also takes land use and ...

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How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

Genetically engineered E. coli eat glucose, then help turn it into molecules found in gasoline

24-Nov-2021

It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. But that’s exactly what scientists have done. In a study in Nature Chemistry, researchers report harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose (a type of sugar) into olefins (a type of ...

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Team develops bioprocess for converting plant materials into valuable chemicals

19-Aug-2021

A team of scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a bioprocess using engineered yeast that completely and efficiently converted plant matter consisting of acetate and xylose into high-value bioproducts. Lignocellulose, the woody material that gives plant cells their ...

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Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

Water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel

06-Jul-2021

Zeolites are extremely porous materials: Ten grams can have an internal surface area the size of a soccer field. Their cavities make them useful in catalyzing chemical reactions and thus saving energy. An international research team has now made new findings regarding the role of water molecules ...

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A 'bio-refinery': using the chemistry of willow trees to treat municipal wastewater

Millions of litres of primary municipal wastewater can be treated sustainably using fast-growing willow trees while also producing renewable bioenergy and ‘green’ chemicals

29-Jun-2021

Every year in Canada, six trillion litres of municipal wastewater are partially treated and released into the environment, while another 150 billion litres of untreated sewage are discharged straight into pristine surface waters. Now researchers have found a way to stem that flow: by filtering ...

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'Dominating' fungus could be solution to producing more biofuels and chemicals

30-Apr-2021

The discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows. Researchers - led by the University of York - have discovered an enzyme in a fungus which can act ...

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From smoky skies to a green horizon: Scientists convert fire-risk wood waste into biofuel

A simplified new process transforms wood waste from agriculture and forest management into ethanol

20-Apr-2021

Reliance on petroleum fuels and raging wildfires: Two separate, large-scale challenges that could be addressed by one scientific breakthrough. Teams from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories have collaborated to develop a streamlined and efficient ...

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