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Study finds optimal zeolites for biofuel, petroleum processing

New materials that could improve biofuel and petroleum processing have been identified by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Rice University.
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Waste from olive oil production turned into power

Waste from olive oil processing can be converted into energy for fuel cells, helping to power the processing plant and also reducing environmental damage.
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Prototype plant in Mexico produces bioethanol from corn waste

Scientists in Mexico have developed a method for turning food industry waste into bioethanol.
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Purdue researchers turn biomass waste into valuable chemicals

A new process developed at Purdue University converts lignin, once considered a biomass waste product, into valuable chemical commodities.
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Researchers use waste glycerol to make lactic acid

Scientists at ETH Zurich have been working on an eco-friendly process to convert the substance into lactic acid, an important platform molecule in the manufacture of bio-chemicals.
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Researchers in Belgium turn sawdust into gasoline

A new chemical process developed at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis converts the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains.
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Louisiana biofuel plant secures USDA loan guarantee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a $91 million loan guarantee to help finance a new biofuel plant being built by Cool Planet Energy Systems in Louisiana.
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UK updates renewable fertilizer specification

A UK specification for renewable fertilizer has been updated. The change means that more operators of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will be able to use or trade their digestate as certified biofertilizer.
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Evacuations ordered following New Mexico biofuel plant explosions

About 1,200 residents in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, were ordered to evacuate on May 27 after a series of explosions were recorded at a biofuel facility in the area.
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Wastewater treatment lagoons could be biofuel source, study finds

Wastewater treatment lagoons contain high concentrations of planktonic organisms, which are potential sources of biomass.
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