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Researcher develop enzyme from mustard seed waste for laundry and biofuels

Researcher develop enzyme from mustard seed waste for laundry and biofuels

February 27, 2020 |

In the UK, an international team of researchers has developed an enzyme produced from agricultural waste that could be used as an important additive in laundry detergents. By using an enzyme produced from a by-product of mustard seeds, they hope to develop a low-cost naturally derived version of lipase, the second largest commercially produced enzyme, […]

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Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

Danish researchers remove toxicity from mustard seeds to pave way for future biodiesel production

March 14, 2017 |

In Denmark, researchers at the University of Copenhagen working with Bayer CropScience have removed toxins from mustard plants that could in turn make them prolific oil producers, even surpassing canola. Though mustard’s distinct taste, produced by toxins, is enjoyed by humans the toxins are hazardous to animals so the meal resulting from pressing for oil […]

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Pass the Mustard: Why carinata is taking root as biofuel

Pass the Mustard: Why carinata is taking root as biofuel

May 22, 2014 |

By Don Konantz, President & CEO, Calyx Bio-Ventures, Vancouver, British Columbia  Navigant Research forecasts that the “global biofuels production will reach 61 billion gallons by 2023, replacing nearly 6% of global transportation fuel production from fossil sources and generating $70 billion in new revenue over the next decade.” The demand for an appropriate crop that […]

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Mustard 21 Canada receives $4.9M as it explores industrial mustard for biofuel

Mustard 21 Canada receives $4.9M as it explores industrial mustard for biofuel

October 7, 2013 |

In Canada, Mustard 21 Canada has received an investment of $4.9 million to cover research and development as the company explores industrial mustard use for biofuels. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers are to collaborate on these projects, including developing a mustard with high oil and protein content, early maturing properties, and disease resistance. The funding […]

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Researchers inject heat-resistant traits into mustard, tobacco plants

Researchers inject heat-resistant traits into mustard, tobacco plants

April 18, 2012 |

In North Carolina, researchers from are studying Pyrococcus furiosus, microorganisms that live n the scalding waters of ocean volcanic vents, in an attempt to develop traits that will allow plants to survive in harsher conditions, opening up non-traditional areas as potential land for biofuel feedstock production. Research, which was originally started to develop plants that […]

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Mustard biodiesel promising for idled San Joaquin Valley lands

Mustard biodiesel promising for idled San Joaquin Valley lands

August 30, 2011 |

In California, California State University-Fresno has undertaken a comprehensive four-year study to determine if canola and mustard for biodiesel would be suitable crops for the western side of the San Joaquin Valley that is challenged by selenium-laden irrigation effluent. The results show that the 40 acre test plots produced an average of 2.2 tons of […]

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Cellulose microbeads, sequins and eyeware, 3D printed sandals and menswear, biobased adhesives, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 21st

Cellulose microbeads, sequins and eyeware, 3D printed sandals and menswear, biobased adhesives, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 21st

August 20, 2019 |

This week, it’s all about cellulose and 3D printing and these Top 10 Innovations are so cutting edge you can literally dress yourself from head to toe in it. From cellulose sequins and cellulose eyeware to 3D printed cornstarch menswear and 3D printed sandals using coconut and pineapple wastes, it’s hip and happenin’. But don’t […]

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Take-Off: 350 million bucks towards drop-in aviation biofuels for the California market

Take-Off: 350 million bucks towards drop-in aviation biofuels for the California market

October 29, 2018 |

In California, World Energy announced a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane […]

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The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery

The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery

March 19, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount, and its Paramount Petroleum refinery assets, both collocated in Paramount, CA, as well an adjacent tank farm and most of Delek’s California pipeline assets, from Delek US Holdings, for $72 million in total consideration. It’s the first time ever that a biofuels […]

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Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

January 29, 2018 |

In Australia, the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, departed on Sunday. The historic trans-Pacific 15-hour flight operated with approximately 24,000kg of blended biofuel, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions. Qantas will used biofuel processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed, […]

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