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Derek Lovley, a microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts, led a U.S. government-supported project to make the gasoline substitute, butanol, from microbes in the laboratory.
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The new MIT proces converts furfural into GVL via a series of cascading reactions catalyzed by zeolites with Lewis and Bronsted acid sites.
Michigan State University has planted the first of six plots of poplar trees as part of an initiative to generate power from renewable sources.
He is Director of the Office for Sustainability at Southern New Hampshire University, focused upon energy renewables and efficiency.
Officials with the University of Maine at Fort Kent and SAD 27 in Fort Kent broke ground on Thursday, June 13, 2013 on a $4 million biomass project that will reduce the environmental footprint of both schools while also scaling back energy costs.
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Forest BtL Oy, owned by Vapo, A Finnish bioenergy, peat and sawmill company, awarded Technip a contract, worth approximately a 5 million, for the front-end engineering and design of a new biomass-to-liquid plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland.
At the 16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Forum held Wednesday in Washington, Dr. Robert Do, President of Solena Fuels , said that jet fuel made from bio-waste could do two things: It could give airlines a source of fuel that is not subject to global price increases, and it has the potential of replacing much of the ... (more)
June 14, 2013 Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors, including biotech and renewable energy stocks issues a trading alert for Codexis, Inc. , a developer of engineered enzymes for pharmaceutical, biofuel and chemical production.
A new survey report has revealed that the majority of the public believe the Government should support the construction of more renewable energy sources like solar, wave and tidal power.
In Plant and Soil, Vol. 367, No. 1-2. , pp. 225-234, doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1493-z Background Soil phosphorus availability declines during long-term ecosystem development on stable land surfaces due to a gradual loss of phosphorus in runoff and transformation of primary mineral phosphate into secondary minerals and organic compounds.
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. , a global energy and gasification technology company, is forming a new business unit to help deploy its technology, equipment and services for the distributed power generation market - a business unit that SES believes has potential to grow into a half billion dollar business once fully developed over the next three ... (more)
The owners of four biomass power plants in Maine, including those in Stratton and Livermore Falls, were at the State House on Thursday to announce their company's recent certification for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard.
"For now the only thing you can do with it is use it for direct combustion," Kling said.
Researchers from the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois, evaluating the biomass potential of woody crops, are taking a closer look at the black locust , which showed a higher yield and a faster harvest time than other woody plant species that they evaluated, said U of I associate professor of crop sciences Gary Kling.