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Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

20-Jan-2014

Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform, you have possibilities," says Jeremy Luterbacher, a UW-Madison postdoctoral ...

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Analysis of Carbohydrates in Coffee in 10 mins

30-Apr-2012

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced a new approach using high-performance anion-exchange (HPAE) chromatography with pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) for the determination of carbohydrates in extracts from instant coffee and green coffee beans. Application Note 280: "Carbohydrate in Coffee: AOAC ...

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Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life

26-Jan-2012

Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life. A team led by Dr Paul Clarke in the Department of Chemistry at York have re-created a process which could have occurred ...

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Peter Seeberger is awarded the Roy L. Whistler Award 2012

11-Aug-2011

The Roy L. Whistler Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry 2012 is awarded to Peter Seeberger, disclosed the International Carbohydrate Organization. Peter Seeberger is a professor at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin, and is also the Director at the Max Planck ...

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Avantium builds YXY pilot plant for green materials and fuels

15-Oct-2010

Avantium announced that it has started with the construction of a pilot plant at the Chemelot site (Geleen, the Netherlands). The pilot plant will produce YXY building blocks for making green materials and fuels. Avantium has developed a novel and proprietary catalytic process to convert ...

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New technique improves efficiency of biofuel production

14-Jul-2010

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant step toward creating a commercially ...

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More, better biodiesel

24-Feb-2010

Yields of biodiesel from oilseed crops such as safflower could be increased by up to 24 percent using a new process developed by chemists at UC Davis. The method converts both plant oils and carbohydrates into biodiesel in a single process, and should also improve the performance characteristics ...

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Scientists unlock mystery in important photosynthesis step

24-Feb-2010

An international team of scientists, including two from Arizona State University, have taken a significant step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels. Plants and algae, as well as cyanobacteria, use photosynthesis to produce oxygen and "fuels," the ...

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Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

29-Jan-2010

A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli ...

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Nanocapsules for artificial photosynthesis

10-Nov-2009

Imitating photosynthesis in plants? If we were to accomplish this, mankind would have a little less to worry about. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now made progress on the road to achieving artificial photosynthesis. The structure that has been developed in the university's ...

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