Navigation Links
Finding a better way to make biodiesel

ty acids that can't be converted to biodiesel by current production methods.

Lin has developed a nanotechnology that accurately controls the production of tiny, uniformly shaped silica particles. Running all the way through the particles are honeycombs of relatively large channels that can be filled with a catalyst that reacts with soybean oil to create biodiesel. The particles can also be loaded with chemical gatekeepers that encourage the soybean oil to enter the channels where chemical reactions take place. The results include faster conversion to biodiesel, a catalyst that can be recycled and elimination of the wash step in the production process.

Lin's particles can also be used as a catalyst to efficiently convert animal fats into biodiesel by creating a mixed oxide catalyst that has both acidic and basic catalytic sites. Acidic catalysts on the particle can convert the free fatty acids to biodiesel while basic catalysts can convert the oils into fuel.

And the particles themselves are environmentally safe because they are made of calcium and sand.

"We're excited about this and so is West Central," Lin said. "This serves as an example of how nanotechnology can be useful for advancing an industry that's not that high-tech. And this allows our students from the Midwest ?some of them from farms ?to learn a new kind of technology that doesn't take them away from home."

Larry Breeding, the general manager of biodiesel operations for the West Central Cooperative, said the technology shows promise for improving the efficiency of biodiesel production. But he said it still needs to be tested at larger and larger scales to see if the economic benefits are there. Tests also need to prove if the technology works in continuous-flow production rather than batch-by-batch production.

"This research is a real boon to us," Breeding said. "We don't have a research campus. So we have to rely on academia and we've leaned on the peop
'"/>

Source:Iowa State University


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Finding Cures For Tropical Diseases: Is Open Source An Answer?
2. Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery
3. Findings have implications for tracking disease, drugs at the molecular level
4. Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest
5. New Finding May Aid Adult Stem Cell Collection
6. Finding rewrites the evolutionary history of the origin of potatoes
7. Finding the minds eye
8. Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone
9. Finding a virus is not all bad news
10. Finding paves way for better treatment of autoimmune disease
11. Finding the right mix: A biomaterial blend library
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Finding better way make biodiesel

(Date:4/2/2015)... GOTHENBURG, Sweden , April 2, 2015 ... for its touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025 from the distributor ... Deliveries will commence during Q2 2015 although the major ... 2015. The sensors will be used by smartphone manufacturers ... of 110 MSEK is included in the communicated revenue ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015  Elephant Talk Communications Corp. ... global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture (ET Software ... total revenue of approximately $20.4 million for the year ... $19.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2013. ... the Company had completed its multi-year transition away from ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... TORONTO , March 26, 2015 ... premier family, social, recreation and athletic club, today announced ... designed to allow freedom of movement for members and ... "Following a comprehensive process, we selected FST,s IMID ... sophistication and convenience for our members and staff, in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 110 Million 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2
... by 2100 and potentially more than 8C by 2200 if ... published in Nature . Scientists found global climate is ... The research also appears to solve one of the great ... whether this will have a positive or negative effect on ...
... for artery in vascular transplantation, but it remains unclear whether ... A recent study reported in the Neural Regeneration Research ... decrease at 7 200 seconds was similar between the middle ... stress of 18.7 kPa or 22.5 kPa. However, the strain ...
... trees lose ground to deforestation and urban sprawl, one development ... winter cold snaps have enabled them to conquer new territory ... 28 years of satellite data from the Smithsonian Environmental Research ... the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . ...
Cached Biology News:Cloud mystery solved: Global temperatures to rise at least 4C by 2100 2Climate change spurs tropical mangroves to expand in the north 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... YORK , April 30, 2015 The following ... Board of Directors of China Cord Blood Corp (NYSE: ... the special committee of the independent directors of China Cord ... low privatization offer of $6.40 per share from Golden Meditech ... at $6.40 per share would greatly benefit Golden Med and ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015 - ... Biotechnology Company   Shire (LSE: SHP, ... three months to March 31, 2015. ... million +9% +13% Total revenues $1,488 million +11% +15% ... GAAP operating income from continuing operations $475 million +55% ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Clinovo ... 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference held in Orlando, FL ... Staffing Solutions along with Leslie Kolman, Manager of Staffing ... latest Clinovo news at Booth #17. , “We ... Conference again this year”, Says Trisha Heredia, Senior Director ...
(Date:4/29/2015)... , April 29, 2015   Doximity , the ... all US doctors as members, announced a new, instant ... "Apply Using Doximity." With one click, all US physicians ... curriculum vitae (CV) for an open job opportunity, and ... Eighty seven percent of physicians are open ...
Breaking Biology Technology:April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 2April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 3April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 4April 30, 2015 Open Letter to the Board of China Cord Blood Corp from Jayhawk Capital 5Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 2Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 3Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 4Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 5Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 6Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 7Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 8Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 9Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 10Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 11Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 12Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 13Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 14Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 15Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 16Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 17Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 18Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 19Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 20Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 21Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 22Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 23Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 24Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 25Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 26Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 27Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 28Shire Delivers Strong Revenue Growth and Cash Generation; 20% Increase in Non GAAP Earnings per ADS 29Clinovo Exhibits at the 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference on May 17-20th in Orlando, FL 2Clinovo Exhibits at the 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference on May 17-20th in Orlando, FL 3Doximity Offering Hospitals Easy, Efficient Physician Application Tool 2
... HIV Vaccine ... ... (Nasdaq: MGRM ) today announced that company,researchers have co-authored with ... the Keystone HIV,Vaccines: Progress and Prospects Symposium in Banff, Alberta., ...
... -- Third Sequential Profitable Quarter -- -- ... ET --, BEIJING, March 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech ... announced unaudited,financial results for the three months and twelve months ... full year 2007 sales of $33.5 million, up 118% year-over-year ...
... CHICAGO, March 29 Boston,Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... two-year data from more than 7,000 patients in ... to evaluate the safety performance of the,TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) ... practice. Outcomes through two years in the simple-,use ...
Cached Biology Technology:Monogram HIV Antibody Assay Is Key Component of Innovative Vaccine Development Program 2Monogram HIV Antibody Assay Is Key Component of Innovative Vaccine Development Program 3Monogram HIV Antibody Assay Is Key Component of Innovative Vaccine Development Program 4Monogram HIV Antibody Assay Is Key Component of Innovative Vaccine Development Program 5Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 3Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 4Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 5Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 6Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 7Sinovac Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results 8Real-World Data from ARRIVE Registries Show Favorable Outcomes for TAXUS(R) Express(TM) Stent 2Real-World Data from ARRIVE Registries Show Favorable Outcomes for TAXUS(R) Express(TM) Stent 3Real-World Data from ARRIVE Registries Show Favorable Outcomes for TAXUS(R) Express(TM) Stent 4
2.0 GHz Compaq Computer with 512 MB RAM, 32 MB AGP Graphics Card, 40 GB Hard Drive, 1 Serial Port & Open PCI Slot, Windows 2000 OS, MS Office, CD Read/Writer and 18 Flat Panel Monitor...
Quartz-Halogen, 100 W, High Intensity...
The product contains 10 ml Dynabeads Epoxy (4.5 m). Supplied at 4 x 10 8 beads/ml...
Porcine parvovirus and mycoplasma tested. Contains 0.5 g/L of trypsin (1:250) and 0.2 g/L of EDTA4Na in Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution without CaCl2 MgCl2 6H2O and MgSO4 7H2O. Contains phenol red....
Biology Products: