Biomass research plots (miscanthus and switchgrass) on SoyFace plots on UI South Farms.
In addition to providing renewable energy, grass crops like switchgrass and miscanthus could store some of the carbon they pull from the atmosphere in the soil. (more…)
Oldest Biorefineries used for Pretreatment of Lignocellulose: The Cows
Levulinic acid is a platform chemical with significant potential to substitute petroleum-based products in the chemical and fuel sectors.
InnProBio, the Forum for Bio-Based Innovation in Public Procurement, aims to build a community of public procurement practitioners interested in Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI) of Bio-Based Products and Services (BBPS). More .. (more…)
Factsheet #1: What are biobased products?
The EU-funded InnProBio project published Factsheet #1. It offers some definitions and graphic illustrations on the type of feedstock used to make the products and of the uses for biobased products.
Factsheet #1 highlights the benefits of bio-based products, such as their potential to reduce the economy’s dependence on fossil feedstocks, to create green jobs (not only) in the European Union, and to help drive European innovation.
Furfural (58.6% yield) and cellulose-enriched residue (>90% glucan recovered) are coproduced with 89.3% glucose yield in a MTHF/aqueous AlCl3 system. (Image: pubs.acs.org)
Coproduction of Furfural and Easily Hydrolyzable Residue from Sugar Cane Bagasse in the MTHF/Aqueous Biphasic System:
The recent decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, yet the remarkable technology achievements in biochemical building blocks of the past two decades will continue strong during this transition period. (Image: omnexus.specialchem.com).
With declining oil prices bioplastics will experience increased competition from fossil fuel based, volume plastics …