Tag: lignocellulosic

Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

September 20, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have modified a single microbe to simultaneously digest five of the most abundant components of lignocellulosic biomass. This is a big step forward in the development of a cost-effective biochemical conversion process to turn plants into renewable fuels and chemicals. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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Study compares different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes

Study compares different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes

July 29, 2018 |

In India, a new study conducted by researchers at Dayalbagh Educational Institute looked at the different pretreatment methods for lignocellulosic wastes for biofuels, including physical, chemical, physico-chemical, biological and combined pretreatments. It has been shown that combined pretreatments are more effective as compared to single pretreatment and there is an extensive scope of combinations which […]

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10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a new report by The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network, a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals. According to the report, the UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost […]

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Impeller Selection for Lignocellulosic Hydrolysis Reactors

Impeller Selection for Lignocellulosic Hydrolysis Reactors

March 16, 2017 |

By Gregory T. Benz, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Lignocellulosic slurries at high solids concentrations (10-30%) can be quite viscous. The author has seen some where the viscosity at a shear rate of 1/s is higher than 400,000 cP. Conventional agitator impeller selection guidelines would lead one to use helical ribbon impellers (figure […]

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Cellulosics and the EU: chasing higher rates, yields, and more value from lignin

Cellulosics and the EU: chasing higher rates, yields, and more value from lignin

September 25, 2014 |

This week, while much of the world descended on New York to welcome the UN opening sessions and debate about climate change — we headed for ICLE4 — the International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol, in Landshut, Germany — as a way of catching up with the lively cellulosic scene in the EU. Here’s our report from the […]

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“Are Lignocellulosic biofuels economically viable?”

“Are Lignocellulosic biofuels economically viable?”

August 19, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: simphiwefiks Are Lignocellulosic biofuels economically viable? alexanderDJKim Scientific American Reader: New Enzyme May Lead to Cheaper Biofuels. EnergyTomorrow: Fixing the US Transportation Fuel Supply Problem:

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Ideal temperature for biofuel conversion is identified

Ideal temperature for biofuel conversion is identified

May 20, 2013 |

In California, biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass would benefit if carried out between 65 and 70 degrees, as researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute have improved the thermal stability of trichoderma reesei EGI around that temperature. Using their technique, they engineered an enzyme variant with greater activity and stability, a process called “B-factor guided mutagenesis.” […]

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