Osaka Metropolitan University researchers have found that persimmon tannin, known for its antioxidant properties, improves the growth of yeast in the presence of ethanol. It’s a case of naturally derived antioxidants improving growth of yeast strain in presence of ethanol. The findings have been published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. […]

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a solar-powered technology that converts carbon dioxide and water into liquid fuels that can be added directly to a car’s engine as drop-in fuel. The researchers report on the new technology in Nature Energy. The researchers harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert CO2, water and sunlight into multicarbon […]

University of California – Santa Barbara researchers have proven that tough, woody lignin can be broken down in an anaerobic environment. It’s a tough material, lignin is the structural biopolymer that gives stems, bark and branches their signature woodiness. Its one of the most abundant terrestrial polymers on Earth, lignin surrounds valuable plant fibers and […]

Michigan State University researchers have solved a puzzle that could help switchgrass realize its full potential as a low-cost, sustainable biofuel crop and divert some of our dependence on fossil fuels. The new knowledge has been published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Among switchgrass’s attractive features are that it’s perennial, low maintenance and […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment researchers have successfully demonstrated precision gene editing in miscanthus, a promising perennial crop for sustainable bioenergy production. The biologists at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a Bioenergy Research Center (BRC) funded by the U. S. Department of Energy, edited the […]

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