Tuesday, January 13, 2009

[PBN] Interesting reading articles on Biofuel Development from Science News Daily

From: Science News Daily

Botany: Nature's Shut-off Switch For Cellulose Production Found

December 19, 2008 — Researchers found a mechanism that naturally shuts down cellulose production in plants, and learning how to keep that switch turned on may be key to enhancing biomass production for plant-based ... > full story ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081217190427.htm)

A Price On Carbon Not Enough To Save Rainforests

December 23, 2008 — Including carbon emissions from tropical deforestation in a future international climate regime will not suffice to protect the world's remaining tropical forests from expanding palm oil ... > full story ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081209085729.htm)

Biofuel Development Shifting From Soil To Sea, Specifically To Marine Algae

January 4, 2009 — Attention in biofuel development has shifted recently from the soil to the sea, and specifically to marine algae. An emerging algal biofuel consortium now sees algae as a “green bullet” ... > full story ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081220084424.htm)

Genetic Modification Turns E. Coli Bacteria Into High Density Biofuel

January 6, 2009 — Scientists have successfully pushed nature beyond its limits by genetically modifying Escherichia coli, a bacterium often associated with food poisoning, to produce unusually long-chain alcohols ... > full story ( http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081218151652.htm)

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