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Stanford scientists find new type of cellulose in bacteria

Stanford scientists find new type of cellulose in bacteria

January 22, 2018 |

In California, Stanford scientists have found a new type of cellulose in bacteria with properties that could make it an improvement over traditional cellulose for fuels and other materials, or for better understanding and treating bacterial infections. They describe this modified cellulose, called pEtN, and its possible applications in the Jan. 18 issue of Science. […]

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Researchers make breakthrough on how microbe breaks down lignocellulose

Researchers make breakthrough on how microbe breaks down lignocellulose

December 22, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, findings from a new study reveal some of the basic tools used by a specific microbe to break down lignocellulose. This work provides insight into how industrial processes might achieve degradation during biofuel production, and how side processes such as hydrogen production might be harnessed as well. One candidate species that can use […]

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AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

AVAPCO, Byogy and Petron consortium launches DOE-funded project for cellulosic biojet and nanocellulose

October 9, 2017 |

In Georgia, negotiations with the Department of Energy (DOE) were completed and Phase 1 of the “Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts with AVAP (ABBA)” project has begun. The ABBA project will co-produce full replacement renewable jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Bioplus® nanocellulose from woody biomass in an integrated biorefinery at AVAPCO’s site in Thomaston, Georgia. The […]

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You Wascaly Lignocellulose, deconstruct: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels

September 14, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a project led by Pacific Northwest National Lab to develop a new deconstruction technology to provide low ash and low impurity sugars and sugar-derived intermediates from lignocellulosic feeds for use in catalytic and biochemical conversions. As the researchers note, “catalysis and biochemical conversions of sugars and sugar-derived compounds can produce open-chain hydrocarbon […]

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Researchers at Norwegian university discover how LPMOs break down cellulose

Researchers at Norwegian university discover how LPMOs break down cellulose

September 5, 2017 |

In Norway, researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) discovered that the mechanism by which “Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases” or LPMOs break down cellulose is different from what was previously thought. What has been discovered is that LPMOs do not need oxygen but hydrogen peroxide, which is a cheap liquid chemical. Although this finding […]

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WSU Tri-Cities and PNNL researchers make cellulose breakthrough that could cost biofuel production costs

WSU Tri-Cities and PNNL researchers make cellulose breakthrough that could cost biofuel production costs

March 30, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. For the first time, researchers revealed the differences between the surface layers and […]

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WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

March 26, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. For the first time, researchers revealed the differences between the surface layers and […]

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Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

March 7, 2017 |

In Georgia, American Process and Birla Carbon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to further explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve the performance and sustainability profile of tires. The Carbon black backstory Carbon black is a solid paracrystilline carbon leftover (generally from oil refining) which has , […]

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IIT-Kharagpur researchers develop methodology for cellulose-hemicellulose dual process

IIT-Kharagpur researchers develop methodology for cellulose-hemicellulose dual process

February 20, 2017 |

In India, IIT-Kharagpur researchers have developed a process that results in four-fold increase in the yield of fermentable sugars and bioethanol from hemicelluloses, allowing feedstocks like grasses and lake hyacinth to finally become viable feedstocks. Lake hyacinth is 50% hemicellulose, for example, so a kilo of dry feedstock can now produce 0.18-0.29kg of ethanol. Research […]

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UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

December 21, 2016 |

In the UK, molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a […]

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