December 3, 2006

BIOpact: December 2006 Digest

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

The final week of the year, BIOpact has written a Looking back on 2006 series of articles summarizing worldwide factors affecting development in the biomass conversion industry by geographic zone:
Looking back on 2006
The year in review: Asia
The year in review: Africa
The year in review: Latin America

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...

Japanese company to produce ethanol from oil palm waste
Eight countries create sugarcane bioproducts
Blood protein used to split water into O2 and H2?
European forestry company (UPM) to become biofuels producer
Transgenic switchgrass to double biomass yield
Senegalese government to distribute 250 million jatropha plants
Plant a tree and save the planet? Let's think again.
We are all Sun worshippers
Soil nutrition affects carbon sequestration in forests
From black cloud to green gold: turning Egypt's rice residues into energy
China restricts expansion of grain based biofuels, switches to biomass and alternative crops
Investments in renewables top $100 billion in 2006

Europe and Brazil produce ethanol in Africa
Biofuels industry creates jobs
CHINA: Ethanol preferred over methanol
European regions commit to energy savings, renewables: energy action on the ground
FAO adapts World Agriculture report to reflect effects of emerging biofuels industry
A quick look at nanotechnology in agriculture, food and bioenergy
Solid biomass production for energy in EU increases markedly
Ethanol boosts farmland prices in the US

Sugar cane has "enormous potential for green chemistry"
INDONESIA: Electricity from pure plant oil
Problems with undersea CO2 sequestration?
Biofuels or Hydrogen - which fuels are more promising?
Plastics are "poisoning the world's seas"
The bioeconomy at work: flexible bioplastics
Why electric cars and plug-in hybrids mean a boost to bioenergy
The bioeconomy at work: bioplastic fuel lines to handle aggressive biodiesel
The bioeconomy at work: France's BioHub project
The bioeconomy at work: UK finances development of biodegradable plastics for car components

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