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CBDM.T, the Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews the Biofuel Market

... Biomass is a complex material composed of cellulose (30-50%), hemicellulose (20-40%), and lignin ... Since it is found in nearly all plant life, cellulose is the most abundant biological molecule on earth. Like the starch found in corn kernels, cellulose is a polymer of the sugar glucose. It forms part ...

CBDM.T, the Market and Business Intelligence Company Reviews the Biofuel Market

... Biomass is a complex material composed of cellulose (30-50%), hemicellulose (20-40%), and lignin ... Since it is found in nearly all plant life, cellulose is the most abundant molecule on earth. Like the starch found in corn kernels, cellulose is a polymer of the sugar glucose. It forms part ...

DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin highlights the genomics of plant-based biofuels in the journal Nature

... through the protective matrix surrounding the cellulose microfibrils of plant cell walls. Another ... the full repertoire of sugars derived from cellulose and hemicellulose and tolerate higher ethanol ... genes related to the enzymatic deconstruction of cellulose and hemicellulose. The Nature Review goes ...

DOE JGI plumbs termite guts to yield novel enzymes for better biofuel production

... exuded by microbes attack and deconstruct the cellulose and hemicellulose, which, along with lignin, are ... genes related to the enzymatic deconstruction of cellulose and hemicellulose were identified by Hugenholtz ... to be treasure troves of enzymes involved in cellulose deconstruction. These targets were submitted ...

Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firm's Project

... will be used to advance its trait technologies that improve conversion of cellulose into cost-effective biofuels and biochemicals. The announcement was made ... crops." According to Matthewman, the challenge has been breaking down cellulose - tight chains of indigestible sugar molecules that make up the majority ...

Performance Plants Establishes U.S. Biofuels Facility

... in Waterloo, New York, will develop biomass feedstocks adapted to maximize cellulose energy productivity per acre on land less suitable for food or feed ... and food biotechnology companies. "As the main constituent of plants, cellulose is the most abundant renewable energy source on earth. The challenge is to ...

Verenium Explores Bacterial Genes Inside Termite Guts to Understand How Wood is Broken Down and Converted to Energy

... Genome Institute (JGI), was to better understand how termites break down cellulose and xylan into component sugars. Such an understanding may reveal better ... sent to JGI for sequencing. "The degradation of wood components, such as cellulose and xylan, requires a battery of enzymes, and termites are extremely ...

America's Organic Home-Fueling Movement Begins in Los Angeles

... the service package it offers. E-Fuel 100 is produced from carbohydrate waste products from plentiful sources like spent beer yeast, algae and cellulose (other than corn and other food-based products). E-Fuel 100 burns significantly cleaner than conventional gasoline, is better for the environment, ...

GreenHouse Debuts the World's First E-Fuel MicroFuelerTM in Los Angeles

... energy. It produces organic fuel, or E-Fuel100, using carbohydrate waste products from plentiful sources like spent beer yeast, algae and cellulose (other than corn or other food-based products). Using patented semiconductor technology, the appliance-sized unit both produces ethanol and pumps it ...

GreenHouse Energy, Governor Schwarzenegger Join in Driving the Future of Fueling in California

... system is a model for sustainability. The organic fuel is produced using carbohydrate waste products found abundantly in brewery waste, algae and cellulose (no corn or food-based products). Using state-of-the-art semiconductor technology, the appliance-sized units are pump-stations and ethanol distillers ...

Bion Announces PENNVEST Board Approves $7.8 Million Financing for Kreider Farms Dairy Project

... will generate in excess of 1 million additional credits. Phase 2 is anticipated to include a renewable energy production facility that will convert cellulose in the waste stream into usable thermal energy. According to the Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy, Pennsylvania's municipal wastewater treatment ...

New Collaboration Aims To Expand Seed-Based Technologies, Benefit Farmers

... GrassRoots is developing a bioenergy research program. The company is creating enhanced biofuel feedstocks with increased biomass, more accessible cellulose to facilitate processing, and roots that sequester greater amounts of carbon. Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements contained ...

Dry Eye Survey: Ophthalmologists Cite Treatment Limitations/Gaps in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dry Eye

... regarding issues in the treatment of moderate to severe cases of dry eye. Aton provides the dry eye medication Lacrisert(R) (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert), a preservative-free, once-daily*, sustained release prescription insert that helps to retain moisture, stabilize the tear film, ...

Edmonton to be site of world's first industrial scale municipal waste-to-ethanol facility

... nano materials About Ethanol ------------- - Ethanol is a renewable transportation fuel made from grains such as corn and wheat, or from the cellulose fibres found in biomass including agricultural, municipal and forestry waste. Ethanol is affordable and offers unique environmental benefits. ...

MIT develops a 'paper towel' for oil spills

... The membrane is created by the same general technique as its low-tech cousin, paper. We make a suspension of nanowires, like a suspension of cellulose [the key component of paper], dry it on a non-sticking plate, and we get pretty much the same results, Stellacci said. In a commentary ...

DuPont and Genencor Create World-Leading Cellulosic Ethanol Company

... conversion rates developed by Genencor, a leader with world-class capabilities in the discovery, optimization and production of enzymes for cellulose conversion; -- A proprietary ethanologen, also developed through the DuPont-NREL collaboration, based on Zymomonas mobilis. This ethanologen ...

GreenField Ethanol and Enerkem Announce Plans to Make Cellulosic Ethanol a Commercial Reality

... up our production." About Ethanol ------------- Ethanol is a renewable transportation fuel made from grains such as corn and wheat, or from the cellulose found in a wide array of plants and other biomass. Ethanol is affordable and offers unique environmental benefits. National Resources Canada's GH ...

Researchers engineer new polymers to change their stiffness and strength when exposed to liquids

... compared to the disconnected (soft) state. Building on their recent success on the fabrication of artificial polymer nanocomposites containing rigid cellulose nanofibers, which earned them the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, the team mimicked the architecture nature 'designed' for the sea ...

Aton Pharma Introduces Expanded Distribution of Lacrisert(R) (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert) at Hawaiian Eye

... program that incorporates sampling, reimbursement assistance and patient education resources, for the dry eye medication Lacrisert(R) (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert). Lacrisert is a unique preservative-free, once-daily*, sustained release prescription insert that helps to retain moisture, ...

Research by Case Western Reserve University, VA earns cover of prestigious science publication

... the most incompatible components and show that they can be used to make compatible materials, Weder said. While the research primarily focused on cellulose whiskers as the choice of nanoparticles since they offer useful mechanical properties and are readily obtained from renewable biosources such as wood ...

Masada Resource Group Donates TVA Biomass Pilot Plant Facilities and Equipment to Auburn University

... of the Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering. Ed Lehrburger, President and CEO of PureVision, said his company's process to convert cellulose into sugars fits nicely into the collaborative efforts of Auburn and Masada. "TVA, with their talented staff, made a huge commitment to advance the ...

Biotechnology Needed to Help Meet Growing Global Needs for Food, Feed, Fuel and Materials, DuPont Chairman & CEO Says at World Food Prize

... market, such as improving biofuels production through improved seed and crop protection products; developing new technologies to allow conversion of cellulose to biofuels; and developing next-generation biofuels. DuPont (NYSE: DD ) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont ...

BioEnergy International Facility Opens in Bay State

... through the introduction of novel biocatalysts for the manufacture of green chemicals and biopolymers; and the optimization and commercialization of cellulose technology for retrofitting into existing and future plants on a global scale. BioEnergy recently received a significant boost of $61.6 million from ...

Glue made from ethanol leftovers might be worth more than fuel

... is that the enzymes needed to break down cellulose biomass are very expensive, and they don't work ... convert biomass do their job by sticking to the cellulose fibers with a glue-like substance called a ... works so effectively at holding organisms to cellulose material, we found that we couldn't get the glue ...

A membrane-lid tube for bacteria cultivation and freeze-drying

... to a 50 ml Erlenmeyer flask with cellulose stopper. ... and 37C. The Erlenmeyer flasks were sealed with cellulose stoppers and incubated in a linear ... ml Erlenmeyer flask, which was then sealed with a cellulose stopper and incubated in a linear ...

Corn prices and ethanol: Are the markets flaky - or working as they should?

... technologies. While chemically identical to ethanol produced from corn, cellulose ethanol contains three times the net energy of corn ethanol and emits a lower net level of greenhouse gases. cellulose ethanol can be produced from a range of biomass feedstocks, including ...

Technology in the Northwoods

... ethanol and bio-diesel are emerging industries; in the North Woods, might wood byproducts and switch grass production lead to the state's first cellulose ethanol plant? That's one of the goals of a recent statewide report on bio-energy and bio-products, and it will likely be discussed in Ashland. ...

Madison business receives $115,000 of new state biofuels funding

... use in biofuel development. Enzymes are the catalysts that are used to convert starch into sugar in the corn ethanol process, and they also breakdown cellulose and hemi-cellulose into 5 and 6-carban sugar molecules - hence the company name. Company officials believe they can improve productivity of the ...

UW-Madison to receive $125M for bioenergy research center

... portions of crops. A major focus of the centers will be to re-engineer biological processes to develop more efficient methods for converting the cellulose in plant material into ethanol or other biofuels. Madison directive The centers, located in distinct geographic areas, will use different ...

Determination of the Chloramphenicol residues in milk and milk products using LC/MS/MS

... phase extractions. After solid phase extraction and drying under nitrogen the sample was redissolved in water and then filtered on a 0.45 μm cellulose filter. An Agilent 1100 Series HPLC equipped with an autosampler and degasser (Agilent, Palo Alto, CA, USA) was used for chromatographic analysis in ...

Purification and Characterization of beta-Lactoglobulin Genetic Variants A and B Using Preparative Electrophoresis and Isoelectric Focusing

... of bovine βLG have been carried out by using different chromatographic methods, e.g. ion exchange chromatography with DEAE cellulose and recently HPLC, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and also by different electrophoretic methods. 27 Many of the above separation methods ...
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