Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Tokyo Institute of Technology scientists have developed a cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst that can be used to convert glycerol to dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Glycerol, one of the main by-products of the biodiesel industry, has been a problem of excess supply and limited use. Additionally, this same process produces hydrogen molecules from water, and those […]

Keerthi Venkataramanan, a student in University of Alabama Huntsville’s biotechnology PhD program has found a strain of bacteria deep in the soil and is studying its ability to convert waste from biodiesel fuel into several useful materials, including another alternative fuel. Venkataramanan is developing biological tools to make products from crude glycerol – the main […]