June 1, 2007

Biopact: June 2007 Digest

Biopact Blog writes many stories that are relevant to the study of BIOstock, BIOconversion, BIOoutput, and BIOwaste.

Rather than summarize and reprint excerpts from this excellent source of information, a breakdown of each month's most relevant titles is provided in one updated article...

U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy announce new US$ 18 million sollicitation for biomass R & D
Mendel and BP collaborate on grass breeding for cellulosic biofuels
Scientists debate benefits of low-input high-diversity grassland bioenergy systems
Study: soil maintenance needed to ensure sustainability of cellulosic biofuels
Study: greenhouse gas balance of different energy cropping systems
Chile's first CDM project based on biomass avoids 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions
Foss and DuPont launch analytical instrument that estimates ethanol yield potential of grain

India's Praj Industries launches biofuel operations in Brazil
Researchers produce ethanol from syngas in carbon nanotubes
Joint Genome Institute announces 2008 genome sequencing targets with focus on bioenergy and carbon cycle
The bioeconomy at work: book looks at current state of biorefining
China EnerSave retrofits coal plants to burn biomass
German consortium starts production of ultra-clean synthetic biofuels
Syntroleum and Tyson Foods to produce ultra-clean synthetic biofuels
UOP to develop biofuel technology for military jets
California universities develop innovative process for thermochemical conversion of biomass

German biodiesel industry faces collapse over taxes, US subsidies, competition from the South
Japanese citizens 'keen' on using ethanol to tackle climate change - poll
New York City to heat its buildings with biofuels

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