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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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Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

Stanford scientists use copper catalysts to make ethanol from CO2 and water

June 20, 2017 |

In California, a recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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Stanford grants funds for faculty research including biosynthetic modification of cellulose

Stanford grants funds for faculty research including biosynthetic modification of cellulose

November 27, 2015 |

In California, the Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy. Launched in 2010, the seed grant program funds faculty research with the potential for high impact on energy supply and use. Included among […]

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Stanford invests in food waste recycling for biofuels and animal feed

Stanford invests in food waste recycling for biofuels and animal feed

September 22, 2015 |

In California, Sustainable Alternative Feed Enterprises will operate a waste recycling center at Stanford University, processing all of the food waste generated on campus into biofuel ingredients as well as animal feed and water. The technology is said to cost about a third of the cost of using traditional anaerobic digester to recycle food waste. […]

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Biofuels will have impact on food prices as industry scales

Biofuels will have impact on food prices as industry scales

August 11, 2014 |

In California, research demonstrates that the rapid development of the biofuels sector will result in the industry having an increasingly powerful impact on food prices and food security, according to Rosamond Naylor at a symposium at Stanford University last week. “The main part of this that I think is so significant is the use of […]

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Stanford prof says California can exit fossil fuels by 2050, and create 220,000 jobs in the process

Stanford prof says California can exit fossil fuels by 2050, and create 220,000 jobs in the process

August 3, 2014 |

In California, Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobsen, writing in Energy, says that the state of California could completely abandon fossil fuels by 2050 with dedicated development of its solar, wind, tidal, wave, geothermal resources and changed over to hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles. The plan is not entirely dissimilar from many of the goals […]

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Stanford research co-locates solar with agave for biofuel production

Stanford research co-locates solar with agave for biofuel production

April 14, 2014 |

In California, growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to new computer models by Stanford scientists. This co-location approach could prove especially useful in sunny, arid regions such as the southwestern United States where […]

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Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

November 16, 2011 |

In California, researchers at Stanford University have discovered that under the right conditions, E. coli can act as a super charged catalytic converter to turn sugars into diesel-type fuels. Though it’s not yet clear how to ensure the right conditions in all cases, the research funded by LS9 discovered that, they’ve found out that when […]

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Perennial biofuel grasses could reduce local temperatures: study

Perennial biofuel grasses could reduce local temperatures: study

[ 0 ] March 18, 2011 |

In California, Stanford University has published an article about work done by David Lobell, assistant professor of environmental Earth system science and a center fellow at Stanford’s Program on Food Security and the Environment, Matei Georgescu of the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics at Arizona State University and Chris Field, professor of environmental Earth system […]

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