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Researchers attach genes to minichromosomes in maize

...le to use them to develop plants better suited for biofuel production. “The technique used to create our engineered minichromosomes should be transferable to other plant species,?Birchler said. He said he hopes that he and other scientists can use the technique to create minichromosomes in other plant ...

Custom-made cancer cell attacks

...ived from biological material. Currently, the main biofuel used in the United States is ethanol distilled fro... The main reason behind the call for increased biofuel production is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, not because we are running out of fossil fuel...

Cellulosic ethanol: Fuel of the future?

...ived from biological material. Currently, the main biofuel used in the United States is ethanol distilled fro... The main reason behind the call for increased biofuel production is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, not because we are running out of fossil fuel...

Biodiesel won't drive down global warming

...-derived biodiesel is the major renewables-derived biofuel used across Europe and, as well as helping to improve energy security, is expected to play an important role in helping to meet the EU's Kyoto commitment to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 8% by 2012 relative to 1990 levels, and by 20% b...

With cellulosic ethanol, there is no food vs. fuel debate according to MSU scientist

...t now. "The evidence indicates that large-scale biofuel production will increase, not decrease, world food supplies by making animal feed production much more efficient," Dale said. ...

Biofuel cells without the bio cells

...y on living bacteria." Biological fuel cells, or biofuel cells, are not yet powerful enough to be commercia...pure protein opens up the possibility of shrinking biofuel cells to power small electronic devices, Squier said. Whole-organism biofuel cells require engineers...

Bacteria beat the heat

...me temperature changes or create new resources for biofuel production that will not only provide more biomass per acre, but absorb more of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, as well."...

Biofuels can replace about 30 percent of fuel needs with significant research and policy effort

...re will need to be significant improvements in how biofuel is processed. Their vision is for a fully integrated biorefinery, which is designed to take advantage of advances in plant science and innovative biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power and chemicals from biomass. The bior...

Formation of cellulose fibers tracked for the first time

...e, we are one step closer to designing energy-rich biofuel crops and improved fiber crops." Cellulose fibers make up a significant portion of the dry weight of most plants. Because the fibers can be broken down into the sugar glucose, which can then be converted into ethanol and other biofuels, there are hu...

GPSDB, the free Gene and Protein Synonyms DataBase

...re replaced by slash-and-char." In addition, many biofuel production methods, such as generating bioenergy from agricultural, fish and forestry waste, produce bio-char as a byproduct. "The global importance of a bio-char sequestration as a byproduct of the conversion of biomass to bio-fuels is difficult to ...

Amazonian terra preta can transform poor soil into fertile

...re replaced by slash-and-char." In addition, many biofuel production methods, such as generating bioenergy from agricultural, fish and forestry waste, produce bio-char as a byproduct. "The global importance of a bio-char sequestration as a byproduct of the conversion of biomass to bio-fuels is difficult to ...

New molecule may aid in production of biofuels and fungi-resistant plants

...ilar molecules that can be used in cellulose-based biofuel production. The research appears as the "Paper of the Week" in the August 5 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, an American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology journal. "Chitin is an insoluble molecule that consists of tightly ...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...the United States. Yet burning grass pellets as a biofuel is economical, energy-efficient, environmentally f...ers' incomes. Cherney presented the case for grass biofuel at a U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored conference, Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sequestration ...

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