News tagged with biomass

Making efficient use of biomass

Industrial facilities are generally located far away from extensive forest regions. Because wood requires efforts to transport, it sees only limited use as a raw material in industry. In the EU-funded SteamBio project, researchers ...

dateJun 04, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind ...

dateMay 21, 2018 in Ecology
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How to make greener biofuels

The climate is under pressure. And despite a number of climate agreements, we still have not bent the curve on fossil fuel emissions, which continue to rise. One of the big sinners is the fuel we use for transport.

dateMar 27, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass

Despite decades of research, how ruminants deconstruct plant biomass in their stomachs is still something of a mystery. Now, an international team of scientists has identified a previously unknown family of bacteria and complex ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Wood pellets: Renewable, but not carbon neutral

A return to firewood is bad for forests and the climate. So reports William Schlesinger, President Emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, in an Insights article published today in the journal Science.

dateMar 22, 2018 in Environment
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