Tag: Russia

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

Russian student develops bioplastic in home lab amid COVID-19 pandemic

August 10, 2020 |

In Russia, a student at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS has made a bioplastic from gelatin and sawdust.  Valeria Solovyova, who is pursuing a master’s at NUST MISiS’s Technologies and Materials for Digital Production program, created the material using wood waste, gelatin, glycerin, and water. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she had […]

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KFC gets into bio-3D printing for nuggets from plant and chicken material

KFC gets into bio-3D printing for nuggets from plant and chicken material

July 20, 2020 |

In Russia, KFC is taking the next step in its innovative concept of creating a “restaurant of the future” by launching the development of innovative 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken meat in cooperation with the 3D Bioprinting Solutions research laboratory. The idea of ​​crafting the “meat of the future” arose among partners in response […]

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Mondi commissiones crude tall oil plant in Russia

Mondi commissiones crude tall oil plant in Russia

July 14, 2020 |

In Russia, Mondi has commissioned a crude tall oil plant (CTO-plant) at its Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill. The new equipment allows processing of all sulphate soap generated as a by-product of the pulp production process in the mill. As a result of this investment, the mill will be able to produce up to around […]

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Russian and German researchers team on microalgae and duckweed production

Russian and German researchers team on microalgae and duckweed production

July 13, 2020 |

In Russia, researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) completed an international joint project to create a resource and CO2-neutral energy closed-loop technology from microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana and duckweed Lemna minor. The main objective of the project was development and implementation of an innovative […]

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Russian researchers develop model for biofuel cells using cyanobacteria

Russian researchers develop model for biofuel cells using cyanobacteria

June 3, 2020 |

In Russia, researchers from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” have developed a model of biofuel cell for electricity generation using cyanobacteria. The developers created and tested a model of a biofuel cell for the photogeneration of electricity based on cyanobacteria. Researchers focused on the design and optimization of nanostructured anodes on which life cells were […]

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Russian scientists develop method to enhance enzymes using radio frequency radiation

Russian scientists develop method to enhance enzymes using radio frequency radiation

January 1, 2019 |

In Russia, scientists at ITMO University developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The method requires making a special complex consisting of enzymes and magnetic nanoparticles. The particles can adsorb radio emission and convert it to heat, resulting in enzymatic processes acceleration by more than four times. Such […]

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Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

October 1, 2018 |

In Russia, pyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release. This technology was studied by […]

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Researcher synthesizes ruthenium nanoparticles to produce biofuel from organic waste

Researcher synthesizes ruthenium nanoparticles to produce biofuel from organic waste

September 12, 2018 |

In Russia, a chemist from RUDN synthesized new catalysts with ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles for producing biofuel from organic biowaste. Nanocatalysts support more intensive and sustained reactions than the compounds currently available in the market. The results of the study were published in the ChemSusChem journal. He works on the synthesis of gamma-valerolactone (GVL) together with his Chinese […]

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Japan teams with Russia to invest in biomass-based biofuels

Japan teams with Russia to invest in biomass-based biofuels

May 28, 2018 |

In Russia, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and JBICIG Partners (JBICIG, a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)) as part of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by RDIF and JBIC), together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel […]

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Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

November 19, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures proposed a new way to convert food waste into biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction – a thermal depolymerization process used to turn wet biomass into oil. Other researchers use carbohydrates fermentation or fat transesterification for biofuel production but since only […]

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