Navigation Links
Producing bio-ethanol from agricultural waste a step closer

Research conducted by Delft University of Technology has brought the efficient production of the environmentally-friendly fuel bio-ethanol a great deal closer to fruition. The work of Delft researcher Marko Kuyper was an important factor in this. His research in recent years has greatly improved the conversion of certain sugars from agricultural waste to ethanol. On Tuesday 6 June, Kuyper received his PhD degree for his research into the subject.

The search for alternatives to the current, oil-based, fuels is the focus of great interest around the world. One of the most attractive alternatives is bio-ethanol - alcohol produced from agricultural crops. At present, bio-ethanol is only made from sugars derived from corncobs, sugar beets, grain and sugarcane, with the help of baker's yeast. A great number of by-products result from the cultivation of these crops, such as straw and corn husks. It would be a major step forward if this leftover material, which also largely consists of sugar, could be used for the production of bio-ethanol. This would allow agricultural land to be used more efficiently and at the same time prevent competition with food supplies.

Until recently, the problem was that the complex mixture of sugars that makes up these leftover materials could not be efficiently converted into ethanol by the baker's yeast. Delft University of Technology, however, has recently devised a solution for this, which is achieved by genetically modifying the baker's yeast. The Delft researchers have inserted a gene (derived from a fungus that is found in elephant faeces) into baker's yeast, allowing it to convert an important sugar type, xylose, into ethanol, thereby making the production of bio-ethanol from supplies of leftover materials possible.

During his recent PhD research, Marko Kuyper greatly improved this method: people can now start using agricultural waste products that contain sugar to produce bio-ethanol on an industrial scale. Del
'"/>

Source:Delft University of Technology


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Producing medicines in plant seeds
2. Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds
3. White blood cell waste disposal system plays critical regulatory role
4. Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner
5. Corn waste potentially more than ethanol
6. Cure for cancer one step closer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Producing bio ethanol from agricultural waste step closer

(Date:7/11/2014)... the marginal division of the striatum is also ... impact degree of substance P in the striatal ... Yu and his team, College of Biophotonics, South ... that substance P receptor, neurokinin 1 was highly ... of normal rats. Unilateral or bilateral injection of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 can ... influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, some ... can increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and increase ... team, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical ... China used whole cell voltage-clamp and calcium ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, Johns ... tactic that may offer a new way to protect ... responsible way. , Their findingthat naturally occurring insect ... for a closely related onesuggests that insecticides can be ... like bees. A summary of the research, led by ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 2Potent spider toxin 'electrocutes' German, not American, cockroaches 3
... and Low Power ... Consumption, ... an intelligent high-performance module designed for connecting,devices that require low power ... mobile OEM applications that need,WLAN connectivity with minimal power usage, such ...
... with things like trout and salmon would be good for the ... it would be natural to assume that more fish would mean ... journal of Ecology by the Ecological Society of America says that ... the area has not been good for the birds, demonstrating that ...
... human-caused climate change has made an impact on a ... plants blooming earlier across Europe, and lakes declining in ... Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York and ... biological impacts since 1970 with rises in temperatures during ...
Cached Biology News:New Silex SX-560 Enables Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Connectivity for Battery Operated Devices 2Restoring fish populations leads to tough choice for Great Lakes Gulls 2NASA study links Earth impacts to human-caused climate change 2
(Date:7/13/2014)... TX (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 2014 ... Industryā€¯ is a professional and in-depth study on the ... and China. , The report provides a basic overview ... structure. Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis ... and competitive landscape of the market. A comparison between ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... for various reagents used in the life ... driving the life science reagents market towards ... include manufacturers and providers of life science ... Market Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/life-sciences-reagents-analytical-reagents.html . , The ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maxim Peptide, a website that features ... solely in scientific experiments, is currently celebrating its second ... Maxim Peptide, which was created by the founders of ... updated website that now features a special deals section. ... with fascinating articles about peptide research, including a new ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , Not for release, publication or distribution (in whole ... to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant ... the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) notes ... a meeting with representatives of AbbVie. This statement ... approval of AbbVie. A further update will be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 22014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 2Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 3Maxim Peptide Celebrates Second Anniversary Online with an Updated Website and Special Deals Section 2Shire plc - Statement re: Media Speculation 2
... interviewed two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers about their work in ... game can be used in academics. The first interview is ... is a professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the School ... Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. ...
... Column that first appeared on The Wisconsin Technology Network on July ... and discussion among many members of our audience. Here is another ... Byrnes position. John Byrnes can be reached at john@wistechnology.com ... ,Contrary to impressions gleaned from my editorial, I am not ...
... - Key to Reviving the Economy , ,* * * ... , ,We're back from last week's DEMOmobile 2003, and the experience ... key to reviving the overall economy. The energy from the 400-plus ... one thing became crystal clear: True connectivity -- both in our ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 2The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 3The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 4The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 5The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education 6Lets Get Serious: Another Look 2Lets Get Serious: Another Look 3The News From DEMOmobile 2003 2The News From DEMOmobile 2003 3
... filters allow for the rapid isolation of DNA ... gel slice in the spin filter, centrifuge for ... is recovered. There is no need to melt ... filters can also be used for buffer exchange, ...
ChemiArray Human Cytokine Antibody Array VII, 60 cytokines per membrane...
Request Info...
...
Biology Products: