Boost for seaweed biofuel

7 February, 2011 by (comments)

The potential of seaweed biofuel has taken a big leap forward, following successful work to increase the effectiveness of yeast in converting galactose, the dominant sugar in dried seaweed, into ethanol. By modifying the Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain to create more enzymes, scientists have been able to more than double the galactose-ethanol conversion rate. Click to read Sci-Dev’s reportRead More …

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en

The power of cassava

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

The first vehicle completely powered by a biofuel made from cassava roots is already on the move in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The test run is being carried out using a CIAT pick-up truck. CIAT, together with Clayuca, a consortium that supports cassava research and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently inaugurated a pilotRead More …

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Filed Under: Cassava @en, Crops @en