Tag: pine

The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

June 22, 2016 |

Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the 130,000-140,000 BTU range. Think valencene, premnaspirodiene, and b-caryophyllene. Now, we get into an interesting range of molecules, which Allylix and the Naval Air Warfare Center have been working on. Why […]

Read More

Auburn University professor receives NSF grant for biomass gasification research

Auburn University professor receives NSF grant for biomass gasification research

July 30, 2012 |

In Alabama, Professor Sushil Ahikari, assistant professor of biosystems engineering at Auburn University received a $335,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a bioenergy research study, focusing on biomass gasification. His research will set up a program called Research Exerpeinces for Undergraduates, allowing 10 students from research universities to spend 10 weeks on […]

Read More

New yeast unlocks ethanol potential in pine trees

New yeast unlocks ethanol potential in pine trees

November 24, 2011 |

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a “super strain” of yeast that can efficiently ferment ethanol from pretreated pine-one of the most common species of trees in Georgia and the U.S. Their research could help biofuels replace gasoline as a transportation fuel. Their research, published online in Biotechnology for Biofuels, shows […]

Read More

Researchers halve time needed to enhance pine trees

Researchers halve time needed to enhance pine trees

October 14, 2011 |

In Florida, researchers have found a technique to reduce the time it takes to create a new pine tree breed from 13 years to 6 years.  The University of Florida researchers found a way to use the genetic code that is already known about a pine tree to accurately predict the traits that will appear […]

Read More