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New Method Makes Bioethanol from Waste — in Existing Plants
October 31, 2017 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/University of Borås)  … Ramkumar Nair tells us that these research and pilots project where waste is used are called the second generation ethanol processes, whereas the current industrial production is called the first generation …

Unlocking the Secrets of Fungi: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Fungal Genomics and Biocatalyst Development
September 12, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop efficient and robust fungal biocatalysts and bioprocesses that utilize lignocellulose feedstocks to produce advanced biofuels and bioproducts at lower …

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’ Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production
June 29, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Jeremy Rumsey and Heidi Hill  (Newswise/Department of Energy)  Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Scientists using neutron scattering have identified the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed …

ICGEB Scientists Identify Key Enzyme for Biofuel Production in Fungal Gene
April 13, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Biospectrum)  The new fungal source Penicillium funiculosum could be a strong alternative in the industrial enzyme repertoire for biofuel production  —  Scientists at New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have peered …

Environmental Friendly Methodology for Production of Ethanol from Bagasse by Sequential Bio-Processing
January 24, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Prabhuraj Balakrishnan (University of Manchester/Nanowerk News)  … In a research work by The University of Manchester academics (Prof. Colin Webb’s research group at the School of Chemical Engineering), a new methodology have been developed, that …

Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power
October 12, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.
This unique pairing …

EPA Funds Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies
February 29, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
“The green technologies that …

Mutant Fungus Doubles Biofuel Enzyme Production
September 3, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Scientists have mutated variants of a certain fungus to double the production of endoxylanase enzymes, which are used in bioethanol production.  …  To address this problem, researchers have taken a common fungus called …

Fermentable Cellulosic Sugars for Capex of 6.5 Cents per Gallon? Freakishly Low-Cost Venture Still at Early-Stage.
May 19, 2014 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s a capex figure so low that it sounds like a decimal point is missing.   Though early-stage and just developing data out of its pilot — it’s well worth seeing …

“Flipping the Switch” Reveals New Compounds with Antibiotic Potential
December 9, 2013 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(Oregon State University)  Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that …

Crafting a Better Enzyme Cocktail to Turn Plants into Fuel Faster
November 6, 2013 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Tom Rickey (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their …

Montana State University Graduate Launches Biofuels Startup, Partners with University
February 22, 2013 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Sepp Jannotta (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  A Bozeman biofuels startup is partnering with Montana State University to turn a fungus discovered in the highly acidic hot springs of Yellowstone National Park into sustainable energy.
The discovery …

Enzymatic Digestibility of Corn Stover Fractions in Response to Fungal Pretreatment
September 14, 2012 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

by Zhifang Cui, Caixia Wan, Jian Shi, Robert W. Sykes, and Yebo Li (Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research)  Corn stover fractions (leaves, cobs, and stalks) were studied for enzymatic digestibility after pretreatment with a white rot fungus, Ceriporiopsis subvermispora. Among the three …

Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) Develops Advanced Biofuels without Food Use
September 13, 2012 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

(Melodika.net)  …Biofuels of the 2nd generation are made of agricultural waste – from wood chips, straw or specially cultivated “energy crops”. The Austrian competence centre acib (Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology) has found ways to …

Researchers Feed Pigs, Chickens High-Protein Fungus Grown on Ethanol Leftovers
August 15, 2012 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  In separate feeding trials, nursery pigs and chickens have eaten high-protein fungi that Hans van Leeuwen and other Iowa State University researchers have produced in a pilot plant that converts ethanol leftovers into food-grade …

White Rot Fungus Boosts Ethanol Production from Corn Stalks, Cobs and Leaves
July 17, 2012 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves — rather than corn itself — to …

Fungus Research at Montana State University Could Help Biofuels Production
January 23, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jason Bacaj  (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)  …(Mark) Kozubal found the fungus could survive in an acidic habitat with a pH of 6, an acidity level similar to cow’s milk. What was really amazing, though, was …

The SuperFriends and Their Planet-Saving Microbial Biofuel Powers
November 4, 2011 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the world at large, they are generally called pests. We call them ‘magic bugs’. They are like the SuperFriends of Saturday morning cartoons – Nature has certainly endowed them …

Fungal Diesel Could Be New Fuel Source
November 29, 2008 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Sam Bond (edie.net)  A fungus that makes biodiesel as part of its natural lifecycle has attracted the attention of American scientists wishing to tap into its potential.   The fungus has been discovered living in …

Novel Fungus Helps Beetles to Digest Hard Wood
September 29, 2008 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by  Amit Avasthi and Vicki Fong (Penn State University, gantdaily.com)  A little known fungus tucked away in the gut of Asian longhorned beetles helps the insect munch through the hardest of woods according to a team …