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May 31st, 2010

10 comprehensive breakthroughs in biofuel production

Abstract:
Nanofarming

The Nanofarming technique is conceived by researchers at DOE's Ames National Laboratory and Iowa State University, in partnership with Catilin, Inc. The technology will make use of nanoparticles to absorb fatty acids from living microalgae. The technology allows biofuel production from algae without destroying the cells.

Nanotechnology for cheaper biofuel

Researchers at Louisiana Tech University are planning to decrease the cost of the process of biofuel production by using new nanotechnology processes developed at the university. The new technology can immobilize the expensive enzymes used to convert cellulose to sugars, allowing them to be reused several times over, thereby significantly reducing the overall cost of the process.

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