Navigation Links
More efficient production of biofuels from waste with the help of modified yeasts
Date:8/29/2013

A significant portion of the petroleum consumed by the transport sector must be replaced in the long term by renewable energy. Therefore, it is of the utmost economic and ecological importance to optimise the production of biofuels from renewable raw materials. Researchers from VIB who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result, they are well placed to become important players on a global scale in this burgeoning industry.

Johan Thevelein (VIB/KU Leuven): "Our new yeast strains come at a good moment because the entire industry of second-generation biofuels has now clearly come quite a bit closer to becoming economically viable. We are working at full capacity to further improve our yeast strains in order to continue to increase the efficiency of the fermentations, and in this way we hope to further strengthen our leadership position in this burgeoning industrial sector."

Energy consumption of the transport sector

The production of bio-ethanol from waste streams, post-harvest waste (e.g., straw, wheat bran, empty corn husks or corn stalks) and wood (waste) is generally considered to be one of the most sustainable and climate-friendly technologies for producing fuels for the transport sector (road and air traffic). This sector is responsible for more than 10% of the energy consumed in Flanders. In 2011, the portion of energy that was renewable was only 4%, with bio-diesel as the predominant source (86%), followed by bio-ethanol (12%) and then green electricity (2%). In the future, the portion of renewable energy should increase even further to reach the minimum targeted level of 10% renewable energy by 2020.

Degrading all of the sugars in waste

Yeasts are used in the production of bio-ethanol from waste streams. Until recently, there were a number of important obstacles to making efficient bio-ethanol production attai
'/>"/>

Contact: Sooike Stoops
info@vib.be
32-924-46611
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New possibilities for efficient biofuel production
2. Recruiters matchen het efficiëntst met CRMATCH en ELISE
3. Most Efficient Matching in Recruitment With CRMATCH and ELISE
4. Practice makes the brains motor cortex more efficient, Pitt researchers say
5. Bio-inspired design may lead to more energy efficient windows
6. New ultra-efficient HPC data center debuts
7. Researchers say sunlight yields more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model
8. Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production
9. Why some grasses evolved a more efficient photosynthesis and others didnt
10. Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology
11. Dealing with power outages more efficiently
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... DURHAM, N.C. In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial ... the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the ... loss, but was also the most expensive option tested, ... Graduate Medical School. , The findings, published in the ... important information on the health and weight-loss benefits per ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... NEW YORK, NY -- As part of a multinational, ... at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations ... developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on ... The findings, published online in Nature , point ... and could lead to new approaches to treating the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... have adapted to New York City,s human behaviour, allowing ... than their fellow squirrels in the woods. , Dr ... & Agriculture, led the study that proved eastern grey ... environments and prevent unnecessary responses when humans acted in ... , "As we rapidly increase the spread of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs 2Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs 3Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia 2Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia 3New York squirrels are nuts about city life 2
... natural coal deposits in the Gulf of Alaska are ... Exxon Valdez tanker catastrophe. This clearly disproves the theory ... environmental damage. PAH pollutants were blamed for the continuing ... Then a dispute erupted over the origins of these ...
... Pasadena, Calif.In a finding that sheds new light on ... the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have pinpointed the ... The discovery, described in the August 30 ... offer insight into autism and other disorders where social ...
... and some amphibians possess a unique sensory capability in ... to "touch" objects in their surroundings without direct physical ... van Hermmen and his team in the physics department ... basis for this sensory system. What they discover might ...
Cached Biology News:Bioavailable contaminants come from the Exxon Valdez oil catastrophe 2Caltech neuroscientists find brain region responsible for our sense of personal space 2Caltech neuroscientists find brain region responsible for our sense of personal space 3Caltech neuroscientists find brain region responsible for our sense of personal space 4Mathematical keys to a sixth sense -- the lateral-line system 2Mathematical keys to a sixth sense -- the lateral-line system 3Mathematical keys to a sixth sense -- the lateral-line system 4
(Date:7/22/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... the world. The heat produced by controlled fission chain ... pressure. This steam pressure is used to drive a ... produce approximately 19% of the world’s total electricity production. ... due to several under construction, planned and proposed nuclear ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Automated cell culture systems are instruments that ... They allow production of optimum cells at a large ... discovery and industries and biopharmaceutical companies. Cell culture automation ... cryobanking, cell-based assays, and cellular expression systems as they ... the Global Cell Culture market will grow ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 The DNA Spectrum ... visual representation of history, migration, and culture. , ... by family history stories stemming from Europe. His father ... country." Pictures and 8mm home movies painted an elaborate ... family, and Steve ordered a test from DNA Spectrum ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 OHAUS Corporation, ... and mechanical balances and scales, proudly announces its ... won Laboratory Equipment magazine’s 2014 “Readers' Choice” Award ... consecutive year the Explorer was voted the best ... Readers’ Choice Awards celebrates “excellence in product design ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 2Nuclear Energy Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 2Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 3Global Cell Culture Market to Grow at 10.27% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts a New Research Report ReportsnReports.com 4DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 2DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 3DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 4OHAUS Explorer Voted “Best Balance” in Laboratory Equipment’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards 2
... , , , JEFFERSON, N.C., ... give people more confidence to go to work in a pandemic ... products the company developed for the bird flu influenza A subtype ... for the bird flu (H5N1), which never became contagious. The Next ...
... , , SEATTLE, Aug. ... Stephen R. Murray, M.D., Ph.D. as Vice President of ... and protocols at Omeros, and currently is leading the ... include OMS103HP, the Company,s lead candidate being evaluated in ...
... , ... pleased to announce that SK Life Science, Inc. (SKLSI), has licensed Pristima for its Research ... ... a world leader in toxicology and pathology data management solutions and the developer of Pristima™ ...
Cached Biology Technology:Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases 2Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases 3Omeros Appoints New Vice President of Clinical Development 2SK Life Sciences has Licensed Pristima 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant QPCT. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = QPCT...
... longer need to perform time consuming and inaccurate ... Surveyor, any found variants of the sample when ... in our mutation electropherogram as a sharp peak. ... analysis mode is over 99%, with sensitivity to ...
... low-pressure system, 220-240 V, is used for biolistic ... device employs an adjustable helium pulse to sweep ... the inner wall of a small plastic cartridge ... used for in situ, in vitro, in vivo, ...
The Discovery Series PDQuest 2-D analysis software is used for imaging, analyzing, and databasing two-dimensional electrophoretic gels. The 10-user network license entitles ten users to access data f...
Biology Products: