Tag: BESC

War on Recalcitrance: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-SLide Guide to the BioEnergy Science Center

War on Recalcitrance: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-SLide Guide to the BioEnergy Science Center

July 23, 2017 |

The BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) is a multi-institutional (18 partners), Department of Energy-funded research organization performing basic and applied science dedicated to improving yields of biofuels by focusing on the fundamental understanding and elimination of biomass recalcitrance. This multidisciplinary research encompasses the biological, chemical, physical, and computational sciences, as well as mathematics and engineering. Brian […]

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NREL leads work on bacterium research to boost advanced biofuel production yields

NREL leads work on bacterium research to boost advanced biofuel production yields

February 9, 2016 |

In Colorado, researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. The scientists found the microorganism utilizes […]

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Unconventional bacteria promise to lift celulosic biofuels yields: BESC study  

Unconventional bacteria promise to lift celulosic biofuels yields: BESC study  

January 17, 2016 |

In Tennessee, a new comparative study from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-based center finds the natural abilities of unconventional bacteria could help boost the efficiency of cellulosic biofuel production. The study is published as “Biological lignocellulose solubilization: Comparative evaluation of biocatalysts and enhancement via cotreatment” in Biotechnology for Biofuels. The analysis demonstrated that under carefully […]

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NREL and BESC go nano to lower biofuel production costs

NREL and BESC go nano to lower biofuel production costs

December 3, 2012 |

In Colorado, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) combined different microscopic imaging methods to gain a greater understanding of the relationships between biomass cell wall structure and enzyme digestibility, a breakthrough that could lead to optimizing sugar yields and lowering the costs of […]

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