News tagged with sugar

Boosting butanols role in the biofuel world

Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as lacquers and enamels, but it might also play a substantial role in the production of renewable fuels. Gallon for gallon, it has 30 percent more energy than ethanol ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Maple syrup production declines after big seed year

For decades, maple syrup producers have eyed the weather to help understand spring sugar yields. But new research in the journal Forest Ecology and Management reveals a more valuable metric for understanding โ€“ and even ...

dateNov 03, 2014 in Ecology
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Reading a biological clock in the dark

Our species' waking and sleeping cycles โ€“ shaped in millions of years of evolution โ€“ have been turned upside down within a single century with the advent of electric lighting and airplanes. As a result, millions of people ...

dateOct 21, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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The Rise and Fall of Sugar in Hawai'i

There's one sugar plantation left in Hawai'i, just a few square miles left of an industry that once dominated the island chain. Sugar's profits and high-paying jobs are long gone, as are the native forests and sustainable ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Social Sciences
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