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Pliable proteins keep photosynthesis on the light path

... bacteria and study how these affect the energy conversion efficiency of the reaction center," said Su Lin, ... information about the normal mechanism of energy conversion in reaction centers, just like studying a disease ... data from the reaction kinetics and the energy conversion efficiency were almost identical to the magnesium ...

Iowa State researchers developing clean, renewable energy for ethanol industry

... said. "This project partners the thermochemical conversion of biomass with ethanol production." The ... now at the Iowa Energy Center's Biomass Energy conversion Facility in Nevada. He'll use that baseline data ... engineering and construction jobs over a 10-year conversion period. Brown said all that can add up to "a ...

Will large amounts of soil carbon be released if grasslands are converted to energy crops?

... soil organic carbon (SOC). The effect of no-till conversion of land that had been in smooth bromegrass for 13 ... Gary Varvel and Ken Vogel indicate that no-till conversion of CRP grasslands into grain crops or perennial ... extensive tillage including plowing. No-till conversion of grasslands is feasible because of effective ...

Concordia University leads academic team for national Cellulosic Biofuels Network

... This major national project focusing on the conversion of agricultural waste into biofuel is being ... and internationally for its research on the conversion of biomass into fuels and products," said ... The economics of crop production and the conversion of plants to ethanol will be assessed. Network ...

Sandia, SES win Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award

... The award recognizes a solar-to-grid system conversion efficiency record the SES Serial #3 solar dish ... new 31.25 percent net efficiency record. The conversion efficiency is calculated by measuring the net ... says Andraka. "Gaining two whole points of conversion efficiency in this type of system is phenomenal, ...

Fuel from cellulose

... an interesting new method for the direct conversion of cellulose into furan-based biofuels. As they ... They have developed a simple process for the conversion of cellulose directly into "furanics", which are ... "Our method appears to be the most efficient conversion of cellulose into simple, hydrophobic, organic ...

ASU researchers synthesize molecule with self-control

... The intermediates do this because the efficient conversion of sunlight into chemical energy cannot keep up ... energy but reduces the efficiency of the conversion as light intensity increases. The ASU-designed ... switch to the non-functional form, so that the conversion of light to chemical energy becomes less ...

Iowa State, ConocoPhillips and National Renewable Energy Lab to cooperate on biofuels research

... to identify promising cellulosic biomass conversion technologies over the near, mid- and long-term. ... NREL, ConocoPhillips and Iowa State will develop conversion technologies that will use cellulosic materials ... Center. "The thermochemical and biochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass into liquid fuels has great ...

Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste

... feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used, according to a report ... also heightens the need for investment in conversion technologies that arent yet commercially ... existing fuels infrastructure. A new look at conversion technologies can give the region a chance to ...

GM, Coskata partnership builds on Oklahoma State University biofuels research

... to Coskata. Coskatas unique three-step conversion process addresses many of the constraints lodged ... in the gas stream. Once the gas-to-liquid conversion process has occurred, the resulting ethanol is ... the proprietary microorganisms do what syngas conversion from chemical catalysis cannot do, which is make ...

Singapore researchers first to transform carbon dioxide into methanol

... We have now shown that NHCs can also be applied successfully to the conversion of carbon dioxide into methanol, helping to unleash the potential of this ... alternative energy option for industry, and effective sequestration and conversion of carbon dioxide," said IBN Executive Director. Jackie Y. Ying, Ph.D. ...

Creating ideal neural cells for clinical use

... The transplanted cells did not generate tumor outgrowth. "The uniform conversion of embryonic stem cells into neural progenitors is the first step in the ... of oncogenes. The Terskikh protocol avoids this by using efficient conversion of hESCs into primary neuroepithelial cells without the extensive ...

Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

... Amazon suitable for oil palm cultivation store 42 billion tons of carbon. conversion of primary forest to plantations releases at least 60 percent of ... are concerned that oil palm development could spur large-scale forest conversion in Amazonia, they propose ways to temper the most serious environmental ...

Oklahoma EPSCoR receives $20 million for biofuels research

... the molecular basis and mechanisms underlying efficient microbial conversion of biomass to liquid fuels, and new catalytic/thermochemical conversion processes of cellulosic biomass. "OSU is so glad to play a major role in ...

Europe rallies behind nanotechnology to wean world from fossil fuels

... is where nanotechnology is most applicable and also because solar energy conversion holds the greatest promise as a long-term replacement of fossil fuels. ... growing choice and competition between emerging nanotechnology-based solar conversion technologies. "I think the important fact is that there is strong ...

Miscanthus can meet US biofuels goal using less land than corn or switchgrass

... that plants are not very efficient about 0.1 percent efficiency of conversion of sunlight into biomass," Long said. "What we show here is on average ... feedstocks such as Miscanthus, to planting, harvest, storage, transport, conversion to biofuels and carbon sequestration. Using Miscanthus in an ...

New UGA biomass technology dramatically increases ethanol yield from grasses and yard waste

... 10 times the amount of simple sugars released from inexpensive biomass for conversion to ethanol. The technology effectively eliminates the use of expensive and ... safely. They also cause formation of side products that can slow down the conversion of the sugars into ethanol. In contrast, the environmentally friendly ...

Integrated Fuel Technologies gets worldwide license for Argonne-developed Diesel DeNOx Catalyst

... of the Earth's atmosphere. The catalyst achieves such high rates of conversion because of its interactions with the hydrocarbons in the diesel fuel. The reduction in NOx emissions comes as a result of its conversion into nitrogen." Moreover, the Diesel DeNOx Catalyst has increased ...

Nitrates in vegetables protect against gastric ulcers

... rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage. This takes place through conversion of nitrates into nitrites by the bacteria in the oral cavity and ... rich in nitrates protect the stomach from damage. This takes place through conversion of nitrates into nitrites by the bacteria in the oral cavity and ...

Mascoma and UT join in $26M DOE grant

... among the recipients of a $26 million grant for the development of biomass conversion technology. The grant is for demonstrating the production of cellulosic ... and funds for further research and development of bioenergy crops and conversion techniques. The ultimate goal is a thriving, sustainable biobased economy ...

Fueling ethanol production while protecting water quality

... (25%), and hay and pastures (25%). Recent data indicate that much row crop conversion was from cotton as well as soybeans. This would not impact P loss ... ethanol. While cellulosic feedstock production, storage, handling and conversion technology still limit production, a viable cellulosic ethanol industry ...

University of Colorado at Boulder awarded $1 million for biofuels research

... of Energy to develop rapid solar- thermal chemical reactor systems for the conversion of biomass material like switchgrass and algae to synthesis gas. The ... Renewable Energy Collaboratory, said Weimer's research on the solar conversion of biomass, the multi-institutional involvement on the project team and ...

New journal 'Energy & Environmental Science' to be launched by RSC Publishing

... aspects of the chemical sciences by publishing research relating to energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies, and environmental science. It ... From alternative fuels to environmental impacts, climate change to energy conversion and storage - research in the chemical sciences underpins all the work ...

Clemson physicist addresses international forum on thermoelectric energy

... these systems for over 30 years, Tritt said. Thermoelectric energy conversion is a solid-state technology that is environmentally friendly. One of the ... focuses on the next generation of thermoelectric materials for power conversion and refrigeration. Researchers in physics, materials science and chemistry ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's Card Scanning Service (CSS) program. The contract covers the conversion of paper fingerprint, palm print and photo records into high-quality electronic records for the FBI. Records processed through this program are ...

New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

... lignocellulose and later help hydrolyze the resulting liquor into sugars, shows promise as a way of pre-treating biomass for a more efficient conversion into fuels. However, the best ionic liquids in terms of effectiveness are also prohibitively expensive for use on a mass scale. Furthermore, ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract

... to continue managing the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's Card Scanning Service (CSS) program. The contract covers the conversion of paper fingerprint, palm print and photo records into high-quality electronic records for the FBI. Records processed through this program are ...

Policy transparency key to saving world's fisheries

... The results indicated that most fisheries management regimes are lagging far behind standards set by international organizations, and that the conversion of scientific advice into policy, through a participatory and transparent process, plays the most critical role in determining the sustainability of ...

Chemical in blood may explain susceptibility to bladder pain

... brain compound produced when tryptophan breaks down in the body. An elevated level of kynurenine suggests that tryptophan is being diverted from its conversion into a chemical responsible for sending signals in the brain. This testing method differentiated between diseases in humans as well, classifying ...

Plastic that grows on trees, part two

... dissolve cellulose, which as anyone who's boiled leafy vegetables knows can be stringy and hard to dissolve. Compounds called catalysts speed up the conversion of cellulose to HMF. After trying different metal chloride catalysts in the ionic solvent, they found a pair of catalysts that worked well: A ...

Accolade for solar-hydrogen project

... in the fields of environmental nanocatalysis, advanced oxidation processes, indoor air purification, water treatment and purification, solar energy conversion and solar engineering. Dr Li Puma said: "Hydrogen production by conventional water splitting over a nano-structured photocatalyst has been the ...

Biomass as a source of raw materials

... plants, wood scraps, and other plant waste, are becoming the focus of considerable attention. Processes such as pyrolysis or liquefaction allow the conversion of biomass into bio-oil, a highly promising renewable source of energy. A team of German and Chinese scientists led by Johannes A. Lercher at the ...

Stowers researchers develop whole genome sequencing approach for mutation discovery

... (EMS) by determining the DNA sequence of the mutant fly's genome. The results provide insight into the mechanism of EMS mutageneseis and into gene conversion events involving balancer chromosomes genetic tools used to prevent genetic recombination between homologous chromosomes during meiosis. Model ...

DOE funds bio-inspired solar fuel center at Arizona State

... with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama. The ASU center, one of 46 new EFRCs, will pursue advanced scientific research on solar energy conversion based on the principles of photosynthesis, the process by which plants capture sunlight and convert it to useful energy. All 46 centers and are being ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... They will present their latest experimental data testing laser acoustics in a bubbly salt water tank and comparing two types of lasers. The conversion of light into sound is possible because certain kinds of light pulses will self-compress, superheating a small volume of water. This optical ...

Major international study challenges notions of how genes are controlled in mammals

... scientific community. The information is important for life science and medical researchers trying to uncover the processes by which cells undergo conversion or become cancerous. It is also related to controlling the growth and differentiation of stem cells and ensuring their safety for use in ...

What's protected, what's not?

... said Mosesso. He noted that an additional 408 million acres of land (18 percent of the nation's land area), are permanently protected from conversion but allow extractive uses such as mining and logging. The lands in PAD-US, he said, also include some voluntarily provided private conservation ...

Feather color is more than skin deep

... concludes: "This surprising divergence with previous studies raises the question whether there are inter-specific differences in anatomical sites for conversion of carotenoids. Understanding inter-specific variation in mechanisms of color production may be the key to comprehend the different evolutionary ...

Biofuels could hasten climate change

... palm-oil crop was produced in Indonesia and Malaysia, countries whose combined annual tropical forest loss is around 20,000 square kilometers. conversion of forest to oil palm also results in significant impoverishment of both plant and animal communities. Other tropical crops suitable for biofuel use, ...

Plant gene mapping may lead to better biofuel production

... to inhibit being digested. For example, Liu explained, small molecules called acyl groups attached to cell-wall fibers can act as barriers to hinder conversion of the fibers to sugar. Acyl groups can also form cross-linked networks that make cell walls extra strong. "Our long-term interest is to find the ...
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