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White Biotechnology

White biotechnology refers to biotechnology applied to industrial processes. It involves the use of enzymes and organisms for the processing and production of chemicals, materials, and energy.


White Biotechnology Articles

Are biofuels sustainable? The EU perspective
On 21 January 2008 the UK Government's Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published its report on the inquiry 'Are biofuels sustainable?'

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Development of a fluorescence-based method for monitoring glucose catabolism and its potential use in a biomass hydrolysis assay
The availability and low cost of lignocellulosic biomass has caused tremendous interest in the bioconversion of this feedstock into liquid fuels.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Relevance of chemistry to white biotechnology
White biotechnology is a fast emerging area that concerns itself with the use of biotechnological approaches in the production of bulk and fine chemicals, biofuels, and agricultural products.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: 3.00, 6 pages

Cow stomach holds key to turning corn into biofuel
An enzyme from a microbe that lives inside a cow’s stomach is the key to turning corn plants into fuel, according to Michigan State University scientists.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: 4.00

Money doesn't grow on trees, but gasoline might
Researchers have made a breakthrough in the development of "green gasoline," a liquid identical to standard gasoline yet created from sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass and poplar trees.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated

Microbial fuel cells turn on the juice
The combination of beer, wastewater, microbes, fuel cells, high school students and teachers sounds like a witches’ brew for an old –fashioned, illicit ‘60s beach party.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated

New techniques create butanol
A team of researchers headed by an environmental engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is plying new techniques to produce a biofuel superior to ethanol.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: 5.00

E.coli a future source of energy?
A professor in Texas A&M University’s chemical engineering department envisions E. coli as a future source of energy, helping to power our cars, homes and more.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: 5.00

Bio-crude turns cheap waste into valuable fuel
CSIRO and Monash University have developed a chemical process that turns green waste into a stable bio-crude oil.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: not rated

Trash today, ethanol tomorrow
A process that may be able to convert large volumes of all kinds of plant products, from leftover brewer’s mash to paper trash, into ethanol and other biofuel alternatives to gasoline.

Date: 17 Dec 2008, Rating: 4.00

Comparison on the removal of hydrogen sulfide in biotrickling filters inoculated with Thiobacillus thioparus and Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans
Emissions of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) by industrial activities is frequent cause of corrosion and unpleasant odours.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Equilibrium sorption isotherm studies of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions detoxification from waste water using unmodified and EDTA-modified maize husk
The mobilization of heavy metals in the environment due to industrial activities is of serious concern due to the toxicity of these metals in humans and other forms of life.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Hyaluronic acid: a natural biopolymer with a broad range of biomedical and industrial applications
Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan, HA) is a linear polysaccharide formed from disaccharide units containing N-acetyl-d-glucosamine and glucuronic acid.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 1.67, 9 pages

Promising Talents Of A Wild Bacterium
A wild strain of E. coli possessing completely original properties has been discovered in shea cake, a residue of a tropical food industry used in cosmetics, by IRD scientists

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 3.00

Mopping up mercury - a new solution to an old problem
A pilot plant employing a new type of bioreactor has successfully been used to treat mercury-contaminated wastewater in Germany.

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: 1.00

New petroleum-degrading bacteria found at Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles
Environmental scientists at UC Riverside have discovered that the Rancho La Brea tar pits in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., house hundreds of new species of bacteria with unusual properties

Date: 14 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

Microorganisms helps us to drive more oil from the oil-bearing bed
When the reservoir pressure drops the oil field dries up though there is a lot of oil.

Date: 13 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

UGA researcher leads effort to sequence and catalog conifer genes for future biofuels research
The project focuses state-of-the-art genome analysis resources on biological organisms that have implications for helping wean the nation’s dependence on fossil fuel

Date: 13 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

Microbial fuel cells turn on the juice
The combination of beer, wastewater, microbes, fuel cells, high school students and teachers sounds like a witches’ brew for an old –fashioned, illicit ‘60s beach party.

Date: 13 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated

If corn is biofuels king, tropical maize may be emperor
It appears that maize itself may prove to be the ultimate U.S. biofuels crop.

Date: 13 Dec 2007, Rating: not rated