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DuPont's first biologically derived polymer receives global recognition

... is unique because it demonstrates that the use of renewable materials and processes can create new performance...l be another bold attempt in the innovative use of renewable resources. Crops and plants are becoming the most reliable backup power for the resource consumption...

Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner

...to sustain a global hydrogen economy, this form of renewable energy production may help offset the substantial ...s real potential to capture hydrogen for fuel from renewable sources for clean transportation." ...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...biomass ?any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would displace 30 percent of t...assed hydropower as the largest domestic source of renewable energy, and researchers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions,"...

Human Cells Filmed Instantly Messaging for First Time

...biomass ?any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would displace 30 percent of t...assed hydropower as the largest domestic source of renewable energy, and researchers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions,"...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...her strong and water-resistant wood adhesives from renewable natural materials using mussel protein as a model....e material used to produce the adhesives, they are renewable and may reduce the need for the currently used urea-formaldehyde wood adhesives that have health con...

Grass makes environmentally friendly biofuel

...s have great potential as a low-tech, small-scale, renewable energy system that can be locally produced, locally processed and locally consumed, while having a positive impact on rural communities," Cherney told the conference. The downside? "Unfortunately grass has no political lobby, which makes the start u...

Researchers Discover That Microbes Can Produce Miniature Electrical Wires

... clean up groundwater and produce electricity from renewable resources. It may also have applications in the em... the ability to convert human and animal wastes or renewable biomass into electricity. To carry out these processes, Geobacter must transfer electrons outside th...

Bacteria are key to 'green' plastics, drugs

... for the chemical industry. Green technologies use renewable resources like agricultural crops rather than non-renewable fossil fuels, and they produce less waste. "Succinate is a high-priority chemical that the U.S. Department of Energy has targeted for biosynthesis," said process co-developer George Bennett...

Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

...rass that can grow 13 feet high, may be a valuable renewable fuel source for the future, researchers at the Uni...rgy sources. Besides being a clean, efficient and renewable fuel source, Miscanthus also is remarkably easy to grow. Upon reaching maturity, Miscanthus has few ...

Ethanol and biodiesel from crops not worth the energy

...not provide a net energy balance or gain, is not a renewable energy source or an economical fuel. Further, its production and use contribute to air, water and soil pollution and global warming," Pimentel says. He points out that the vast majority of the subsidies do not go to farmers but to large ethanol-produ...

Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior

...not provide a net energy balance or gain, is not a renewable energy source or an economical fuel. Further, its production and use contribute to air, water and soil pollution and global warming," Pimentel says. He points out that the vast majority of the subsidies do not go to farmers but to large ethanol-produ...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

...ere biomass can be used. The new law requires more renewable energy to be developed and used in the next 10 years. Combining consumer energy needs and agriculture industry trends with the legislation will push the research to become reality, said Dr. John Sweeten, resident director of the Texas Agricultural E...

Sperm stem cells closer to being like embryonic stem cells

... stem cells in culture. Armed with a long-lived, renewable source of rat sperm stem cells, researchers at UT ...lls that carry the gene. Dr. Garbers said that a renewable source of cultured sperm stem cells, rat or human, also could be used to test for male-directed cont...

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health

..., wastewater, sludge, sediment, or soil; capturing renewable energy from biomass; sensing contaminants or patho...g technology and a real step forward to using more renewable forms of energy and much less reliance on fossil fuel." ...

DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome

...sons, and how they can be captured to render clean renewable sources of energy and to repair damaged environments, are among the many secrets encoded in their DNA sequence. On May 23, at the general meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DO...

Research highlights how bacteria produce energy

... today's biggest problems: providing sustainable, renewable energy for the future. Using a variety of natural... show promise for conversion of organic wastes and renewable biomass to electricity, but further optimization is required for most applications," says Derek Lovl...

Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol

... photosynthesis. There are vast energy supplies of renewable plant biomass growing throughout the nation and wo...ing to the use of plants as widely used sources of renewable energy . "However, because of competing uses for land, a central challenge for 21st century bio...

Methane-belching bugs inspire a new theory of the origin of life on Earth

...ng the possibility of cost-efficient conversion of renewable biomass into clean fuel. James G. Ferry is Stanley Person Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Christopher House is Assistant Professor of Geosciences, both at Penn State. They will announce their new theory in the June issue of Mol...

Fertility hope as study shows eggs survive in older ovaries

...e found that despite their age, female mice have a renewable egg supply in their ovaries. The discovery, by Pr...Their research suggests that mice have a source of renewable oocytes, Professor Findlay said. "The mechanism behind renewable oocytes is still unknown," he sa...

Important gene controlling tree growth and development found

...roduce many important products for mankind such as renewable fuel, cellulose for the pulp and paper industry and construction materials. Compared to most other plants, trees display some key features. They are the latest flowering plants known ­ many trees do not form their first flower until they are 10-20 y...

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