Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have now shortened the ethanol biofuel from trees process to a few hours.  It currently takes weeks. Turning trees – the wood chips and sawdust – into biofuel in hours promises new profitability for the Norwegian forestry and wood processing industries, now that the demand for […]

Pratul Agarwal leads a team at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory describing in a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters that light of specific wavelengths in an effect called photoactivation can be used to boost an enzyme’s function by as much as 8 to 52 fold – for effect, […]