News tagged with biodegradation

New method accelerates stability testing of soy-based biofuel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a method to accelerate stability testing of biodiesel fuel made from soybeans and also identified additives that enhance stability at high temperatures. ...

dateJan 13, 2009 in
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Bioglass helping to mend bones

Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larra├▒aga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Polymers
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Food nets vanishing without a trace

Scientists are creating compostable versions food nets to be used with compostable products to ensure that, at the end of their life, they serve the purpose of helping to grow food, thus closing their life ...

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Materials Science
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Measuring the stability of organic waste

The number of waste treatment facilities using biological processes to biodegrade waste has been increasing over the years. These installations receive municipal and industrial organic wastes with the common main goal of ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Environment
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From Chicken Feathers to Flower Pots

Chicken feathers, usually an unwanted byproduct of poultry processing, may have a more valuable future as an ingredient in biodegradable flower pots, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

dateSep 09, 2009 in Other
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Synthetic Platelets Cut Clotting Time

Every second counts when treating a traumatic injury. While our bodies are built to quickly stem bleeding from everyday nicks and cuts, major trauma -- whether sustained on the battlefield or in a car accident ...

dateApr 01, 2010 in Medical research
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