The process of trial and error in scientific research is costly and time consuming And while scientific innovation and discovery is necessary to find solutions to some of society's largest challenges think clean energy national ... - Read More
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new mutant yeast strain that could lead to ... - Read More
Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions It also could make them more environmentally ... - Read More
and consume “You might be surprised to learn this but you’re eating lignin every day if you’re eating vegetables ” he points out The researchers acknowledge funding from ICOPAL B V Van Gelder B V ... - Read More
Natural forces have always caused the climate on Earth to fluctuate Now researchers have found geological evidence that some of the same forces as today were at play 1.4 billion years ago Fluctuating climate is ... - Read More
In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry University of Wisconsin Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion two important research areas for ... - Read More
a type of cheap and abundant plant matter FDCA is an important molecule for the production of polymers Biomass conversion can offer a viable pathway to generate chemicals used in industrial processes without using petroleum ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of California Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed ... - Read More
University of Tokyo researchers have developed a novel selective catalyst that allows the creation of several basic chemicals from biomass instead of petroleum This discovery may lead to the use of plant biomass as a ... - Read More
When oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill first began washing ashore on Pensacola Municipal Beach in June 2010 populations of sensitive microorganisms including those that capture sunlight or fix nitrogen from the air began to ... - Read More
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel according to a new study published in the journal Energy & amp Fuels The researchers ... - Read More
Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products The discovery ... - Read More
A research group of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has used a material known as chitosan made from crustacean shells to substitute petroleum by products Riverbanks and oceans are full of plastic ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and environmental testing firm URS reports that a small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the ... - Read More
Large scale storage of low pressure gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid scale energy applications offers several advantages over above ground storage says a recent Sandia National ... - Read More
Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive However computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to design more ... - Read More
Scientists have disclosed a new method to convert lignin a biomass waste product into simple chemicals The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials says Shannon Stahl ... - Read More
In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More
Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ... - Read More
Scientists have married two unconventional forms of carbon one shaped like a soccer ball the other a tiny diamond to make a molecule that conducts electricity in only one direction This tiny electronic component known ... - Read More
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