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Mustang to aid Gevo in producing bio-jet fuel [Registered]

Gevo, Inc. announced in late April that it has signed an engineering and consulting agreement with Mustang Engineering, LP (Mustang) to convert Gevo’s renewable isobutanol to bio-jet fuel. This effort […]

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Cobalt Technologies embarks on n-butanol production demonstration plant [Registered]

Cobalt Technologies recently secured $20 million Series D funding from The Whittemore Collection Ltd to build its new 470,000 gallon (2,138,500 litres) per year demonstration plant in Alpena, Michigan (USA), […]

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Efflux pumps counteract biofuel toxicity in microbes [Registered]

One of the key issue in the production of microbial-based drop-in biofuels (potential replacements for gasoline, diesel and jet fuels) is that of toxicity to microbes, which presents a “production […]

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Brazil imports ethanol from US amidst high sugar prices [Registered]

Soaring sugar prices and a poor 2010 harvest have meant Brazil has resorted to importing ethanol in a dramatic turn of events. Unica sources confirmed that Brazil has been importing […]

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Novozymes to supply enzymes to commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Italy [Registered]

Novozymes has tied up with Mossi & Ghisolfi Group for the supply of enzymes to the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Crescentino, Italy. M&G has commenced the construction […]

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Agrivida’s proprietary process conversion technology enhances biofuels and chemical production [Registered]

Agrivida’s engineered feedstock and proprietary low temperature, low cost processes release over 80 percent theoretical glucose yield from cellulosic biomass, according to data presented today at the annual meeting of […]

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French scientists unravel lignin biosynthesis [Registered]

A study published in The Plant Cell (2011, March) furthers our understanding of lignin formation in the model plant Arabidopsis. Two laccase genes are shown to play a major role […]

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Research breakthrough in hydrocarbon fuels via transformation of fatty acids [Registered]

University of Minnesota (U of M) researchers are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and carbon dioxide. The lead researcher Janice Frias, made the […]

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Alumina nanoparticles increases the performance of biodiesel [Registered]

A study reported in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (March 2011, 3 (2)) shows that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel, […]

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Hydrogen yields from organic waste can be improved by preventing CO2 fixation in photosynthetic bacteria [Registered]

Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Hydrogen can be oxidized in fuel cells to generate an electric current with water as the only waste product. While most […]

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