News tagged with glycerol

Bioplastic – greener than ever

Polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, ETH researchers have developed an eco-friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a waste ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Materials Science
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Yeast uses CO2 to boost bioethanol production

Introducing four genes from bacteria and spinach has enabled researchers at the Delft University of Technology to improve the production of bioethanol with yeast by using carbon dioxide. Their findings were ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Saturated fats do not yield better bacon

A recent paper published in the Journal of Animal Science suggests producers may want to adjust pig diets when including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Some producers believe that feeding pigs saturated fats w ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Other
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The surprising ooze factor of glass

(Phys.org) —Reach for a tall glass of iced tea. Don't drink. Look at the glass instead. The glass is an amorphous solid, consisting of molecules jumbled in disarray. It's the complete opposite of the ice ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Physicists crack science of ice formation

(Phys.org)—Salt—and just about anything else that dissolves in water, which is called a solute—lowers water's melting point, which is why it's useful for de-icing roads. And the higher the solute concentration, the ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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The buzz around beer

Ever wondered why flies are attracted to beer? Entomologists at the University of California, Riverside have, and offer an explanation. They report that flies sense glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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