Tag: University of Queensland

University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

University of Queensland-led training center to be global hub for green plastics

September 12, 2022 |

In Australia, a new University of Queensland-led training center is set to become a hub for world-leading research in ‘green’ plastic. The A$13 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, based at UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, aims to make large-scale plastic pollution a problem of the past. The […]

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University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

University of Queensland-led study says Brazilian cane area could increase by 5 million ha by 2030

September 17, 2019 |

In Australia, a University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences researcher said that because Brazil produced ethanol from sugarcane, future biofuel demand would directly impact land use. “Our study […]

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Making something new out of something old – 450M year-old enzymes boost thermostability

Making something new out of something old – 450M year-old enzymes boost thermostability

October 28, 2018 |

In Australia, University of Queensland researchers have stabilized biocatalyst enzymes that used to fall apart outside the body and at high temperatures so that they don’t do that anymore, which can be useful for carrying out chemical transformations under industrial conditions, such as producing biofuels. They made more heat tolerant and stronger versions of two […]

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Clemson, U of Queensland form biofuels research partnership

Clemson, U of Queensland form biofuels research partnership

June 30, 2011 |

In South Carolina, Clemson University is teaming with the University of Queensland to exchange research and create a framework for a biofuels development program. The research scope includes: • Switchgrass and sweet sorghum to ethanol: Clemson will provide comprehensive access to information developed for conversion of sugar cane bagasse (the fibrous byproduct of sugar extraction) […]

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