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US Energy Secretary leans towards drop-in fuels [Registered]

During a question and answer session at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on 1 Dec ’10 the US Energy Secretary Steven Chu Chu said he does not consider […]

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Bioengineers develop bacterial strain to improve xylose fermentation and increase ethanol production [Registered]

A team of Bioengineers in the United States have modified a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol. The research, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, reveals how […]

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Metabolic engineering makes seaweed a viable feedstock for biofuel production [Registered]

A University of Illinois metabolic engineer has developed a strain of yeast that can exploit the potential of red seaweed as an effective biofuel feedstock. “When Americans think about biofuel […]

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Bioengineered Lactococcus lactis for biofuels production shows promise [Registered]

The versatile organism Lactococcus lactis, the workhorse bacterium that helps turn milk into cheese, may also be valuable in the understanding of how microbes turn the organic compound cellulose into […]

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Oil will run dry before substitutes roll out [Registered]

At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new University of California, Davis, study based on […]

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Repsol moves into biofuels with $80 million joint venture with KUO Group [Registered]

Repsol, a giant in international oil and gas, has entered the biofuel sector with the formation of Kuosol, a joint venture with KUO Group, one of Mexico’s largest industrial conglomerates. […]

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Grasses have potential as alternate ethanol crop [Registered]

Researchers at the University of Illinois have completed the first extensive geographic yield and economic analysis of potential bioenergy grass crops in the Midwestern United States. Demand for biofuels is […]

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Algae for biofuels: Long wait to moving from promise to commercial reality [Registered]

A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the […]

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Peru eyes European ethanol markets [Registered]

Peru is eyeing duty free ethanol exports to California and Europe, as Maple Energy is due to open its first plant in the Latin American country at the end of […]

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New association launched for European ethanol sector [Registered]

ePURE, a newly created European ethanol industry association, was launched at the F.O. Licht World Ethanol Conference in Geneva on 4th November. It already has 19 corporate members, representing 80% […]

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