Stories with the tag: Biomass
Researchers have determined how key chemicals reactions that turn bio-oil (shown) into gasoline or diesel can be sabotaged by water. The underlying principles can be applied to other processes in biofuels development.
Release Date: 8/20/2014
A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists at EMSL and PNNL are part of the team that discovered the mat’s molecular mix.
Release Date: 4/24/2014
Engineers have created a chemical system that continually produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in raw algae material. The technology has been licensed to a firm that is working with an industrial partner to build a pilot plant.
Release Date: 12/17/2013
Scientists have captured redox reactions inside living cells of Synechococcus, a tiny organism that’s big in the world of biofuels research.
Release Date: 11/25/2013
Scientists looking to create a potent blend of enzymes to transform materials like corn stalks and wood chips into fuels have developed a test that should turbocharge their efforts.
Release Date: 11/4/2013
PNNL researchers will discuss improving solar power forecasting, the resources needed to grow algae for biofuel, and predicting the environmental impacts of ocean energy at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Release Date: 12/4/2012
New research points to two important roles for bacteria that live in the underground fungal gardens of leafcutter ants: the bacteria both help decompose leaves that ants bring to the gardens and play a major role in turning those leaves into nutrients for both ants and the fungi.
Release Date: 3/1/2012
PNNL is working with Seattle biofuel producer Imperium Renewables to develop a new method using catalysts to make bio-based jet fuels.
Release Date: 9/29/2011
A new material developed by chemists at PNNL and WSU might lead to renewable options for gas and fuel additives, tire rubber, and industrial solvents.
Release Date: 8/1/2011
A new study shows that 17 percent of the United States’ imported oil for transportation could be replaced by biofuel made from algae. Researchers also determined that the water needed to grow that algae could be substantially reduced by cultivating it in the nation’s sunniest and most humid regions.
Release Date: 4/13/2011