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UT and ORNL working on finding new uses for lignin

UT and ORNL working on finding new uses for lignin

November 18, 2015 |

In Tennessee, researchers at UT and ORNL have focused on finding a use for lignin, which would increase the overall profitability of manufacturing biofuels and make them more attractive to producers as part of a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Genetic modification, using different chemicals, and coming up with new processing […]

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UT researchers develop new mutant yeast strain to boost biofuel yields

UT researchers develop new mutant yeast strain to boost biofuel yields

March 24, 2015 |

In Texas, researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings […]

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UT researchers develop biofuel from yeast cells and sugar

UT researchers develop biofuel from yeast cells and sugar

January 22, 2014 |

In Texas, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. Assistant professor Hal Alper, […]

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UT researchers develop super-sensitive film sensor for biodiesel in jetfuel

UT researchers develop super-sensitive film sensor for biodiesel in jetfuel

August 22, 2013 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the University of Tennessee have developed thin-film sensors with such high sensitivity toward biodiesel contamination in jet fuel that they can trace biodiesel contaminant in diesel at as low as 0.5 ppm in under half an hour. Current ASTM regulations have the contamination level set at 5ppm while there is pressure […]

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USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

USDA awards $136M for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2011 |

Five university-led consortia receive $15M-$40M grants for diesel, gasoline and renewable jet fuels. In Washington State, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million […]

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