Tag: Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich researchers develop new ethanol process from wood waste

Technical University of Munich researchers develop new ethanol process from wood waste

March 30, 2022 |

In Germany, producing fuel from renewable sources such as waste wood and straw or renewable electricity would be one way to reduce carbon emissions from the area of transportation. This is an area which is being addressed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).  Ethanol is usually produced through the fermentation of sugars […]

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Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

July 3, 2021 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers found that water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel by taking a closer look at the role of water molecules in reactions inside zeolite’s pores, which are less than one nanometer in size. “If we are to do without fossil energy sources in […]

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Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

Researchers succeed in new enzyme system for hydrogen conversion

May 23, 2021 |

In Germany, a research team from the Technical University of Munich, the RUB, the Center national de la recherche scientifique Marseille and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr succeeded in incorporating the sensitive enzymes into a protective polymer in such a way that they can also be used […]

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Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

Tobacco plant inspires researchers to develop biodegradable crop protection

June 10, 2018 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers developed an alternative to traditional insecticides that endanger bees, other beneficial insects, waterways, and soil. The new biodegradable agent keeps pests at bay without poisoning them by using cembratrienol, which is found in tobacco plant leaves. The molecule helps the plant protect itself from pests and acts as […]

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