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Banana waste as a source of bioenergy

Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas produced in the province of El Oro ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A path away from reliance on oil

The dream of replacing petrochemicals with renewable resources in the manufacture of synthetic fibers and plastics has moved a step closer. A*STAR researchers have genetically modified the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce ...

dateMay 18, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Lethal reawakening

Retroviral DNAs integrate into host genomes, but their expression is normally repressed by cellular defense mechanisms. As an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now shows, when these measures fail, accumulation ...

dateMay 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Two approaches to enhancing tomato flavor

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Fort Pierce, Florida. They are taking two different approaches to ...

dateMay 13, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Solving the biomass puzzle

Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory hope to develop ...

dateMay 12, 2016 in Biotechnology
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