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Turning algae into fuel

Blue-green in colour, slimy and present in seas and fresh water worldwide - the presence of microalgae is not generally met with great excitement. But this may be about to change. A team of European scientists ...

Sep 04, 2013
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One-pot to prep biomass for biofuels

(Phys.org) —The advantages of the "one-stop" shop have long been recognized in the retailing and services industries. Similar advantages would also be realized for the biofuels industry with the development ...

Aug 14, 2013
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Using genes to counter rust

An international study led by a Queensland scientist has found a way to better safeguard an important food crop—and the world's beer supply.

Aug 05, 2013
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Key points in the genetically modified food debate

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to securing a massive free trade agreement between the United States and Europe is a sharp disagreement on genetically modified foods. Much of the corn, soybean, sugar beets and cotton ...

Aug 02, 2013
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The quiet buzz of wild bees

Have you been enjoying eating blueberries this summer? If yes, you can thank wild bees. How much thanks do they deserve? Well, that's a question being asked by Professor Taylor Ricketts, director of UVM's ...

Jul 31, 2013
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