Tag: salt

Salt-tolerant enzyme could quicken conversion process, NREL says

Salt-tolerant enzyme could quicken conversion process, NREL says

July 29, 2013 |

In Kentucky, gribbles can break down biomass into sugars in the harshest of environments, and are the subject of testing conducted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL. Limnoria quadripunctata, a species of wood borer, thrive in salt-rich, high-solids environments. The enzyme could make the conversion process quicker and cheaper if […]

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Salt-tolerant species as biofuels feedstock?

Salt-tolerant species as biofuels feedstock?

June 8, 2011 |

In Pakistan, researchers at the University of Karachi are exploring the use of several of the country’s 410 halophyte species as potential feedstocks for ethanol production under the guidance of the university’s Institute for Sustainable Halophyte Utilization. Initial estimates show that about 70,000 liters of ethanol could be produced per hectare annually.

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Salt-tolerant feedstocks: Most Overlooked Biofuels Story #3

Salt-tolerant feedstocks: Most Overlooked Biofuels Story #3

[ 0 ] July 27, 2010 |

In January, many readers overlooked this story about the Sustainable Bioenergy Research project in the UAE, between Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP, Masdar Institute and Etihad Airways. But after articles like “Salt Water: The Tangy Taste of Energy Freedom” made clear the importance of salt-tolerant feedstocks in the development of biofuels in a water-hungry world, readers eventually […]

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