Navigation Links
New text highlights role of microorganisms in alternative energy development
Date:5/30/2008

As the demand for and price of oil and other sources of energy continues to rise scientists are increasingly looking for abundant, cost-effective alternative sources of energy. One of the least studied and most promising sources, microorganisms, is the focus of a new book by ASM Press, Bioenergy.

"Given the limited supply of fossil fuels and the devastating effects of ever-increasing greenhouse gases, researchers have been committed to finding alternative fuel sources. Perhaps one of the least explored areas is bioenergy from microbes," reports Judy Wall of University of Missouri Columbia, a coeditor of Bioenergy, along with Caroline Harwood of the University of Washington, Seattle and Arnold Demain of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

In 31 detailed chapters, Bioenergy provides thorough explanations of the current knowledge and future areas for research on microbial energy conversions. The volume begins with 10 chapters on ethanol production from cellulosic feedstocks, which is more sustainable than ethanol production from corn. These chapters are followed by explanations of the status of energy sources that are in various stages of development, including methane, methanol, hydrogen, electricity, and butanol. Also examined are possible areas for new research that may contribute to future breakthroughs via alternative fuels. Chapters are written by experts currently engaged in the research, who not only present the current status but also lay the foundations for future research and development.

"This project grew out of awareness that we as professional microbiologists have an obligation to take the lead in developing renewable sources of fuels that are more nearly carbon-neutral and can replace the demand for dwindling fossil fuels. We hope that this compilation of these accounts of ongoing research will stimulate and inspire bright scientists who will, in turn, contribute the major breakthroughs needed to make an impact.
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. September Geology and GSA Today media highlights
2. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
3. AGU journal highlights -- Sept. 6, 2007
4. IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007
5. IDEMA Reveals Program Highlights for DISKCON USA 2007
6. October Geology and GSA Today media highlights
7. Media highlights in the November issues of Biophysical Journal
8. Highlights from the November 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
9. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols highlights a method that captures cell growth and activity
10. November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY Media Highlights
11. December GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out ... in history, scientists say. , A fresh study using ... palaeontologists to build a new narrative of the prehistoric ... found that in the few million years before a ... experiencing environmental upheaval. This included extensive volcanic activity, changing ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in ... permanent mutations were once thought to be the only ... study has shown that microorganisms can use a temporary ... to gain the benefits of drug resistance without the ... a fungus called Mucor circinelloides, it is likely to ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... data," a single computer cannot always find the solution ... across a cluster of computers that analyze a massive ... your web history to present you with targeted ads, ... book or movie. But big data is about more ... brain activity are generating unprecedented quantities of information. That ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows 2Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 2Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 2New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 4New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 5
... come from? How is it spread? Can we predict when ... a person will become if they are infected with West ... have about this multi-faceted virus, the American Academy of Microbiology ... The Academy convened twenty-two of the world,s leading experts on ...
... -- Duke Medicine researchers have identified biochemical changes in ... depression improves. These changes occur in a neurotransmitter pathway ... of the endocrine system that controls the sleep cycle, ... outcomes. The study, published on July 17, 2013, ...
... motor neurone disease is to be boosted with an ... illnesses. Experts from the University of Edinburgh and ... to seek greater insight into the cell processes behind ... compounds that could potentially be used as treatments. ...
Cached Biology News:American Academy of Microbiology publishes West Nile virus report 2Biochemical mapping helps explain who will respond to antidepressants 2Biochemical mapping helps explain who will respond to antidepressants 3Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease 2
(Date:7/26/2014)... Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... 2020 provides key market data on the Canada ... in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) ... segments - High-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Mid-Range Endoscopy ... Browse Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213254 . , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 Amgen (NASDAQ: ... Directors today declared a $0.61 per share dividend for ... paid on Sept. 5, 2014, to all stockholders of ... 14, 2014.  About Amgen Amgen is ... suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... study by researchers from the University of Leicester ... function, unlocking the potential to create new materials ... has been published in the prestigious academic journal ... laser technique to examine in rich detail the ... cluster containing an acetylene molecule and a single ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... Transparency Market Research, "Biological Drugs Market - Global Industry ... 2020," the global biological drugs market is estimated at ... grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2014 to ... million in 2020. , The biological drugs market is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 2Amgen Announces 2014 Third Quarter Dividend 3Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 2Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 3Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3
... CD44 found in breast colon, and ... prostate ... a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next wave of,antibody therapeutics, ... Cell program has successfully completed its first,toxicology study and has shown ...
... Per Share, FULLERTON, Calif., Oct. 22 ... that its Board of Directors declared a,quarterly dividend ... outstanding,common stock, payable on November 19, 2007 to ... payout represents the 74th consecutive, quarterly,payout of dividends. ...
... Call and Webcast to Follow, THE WOODLANDS, Texas, ... will release its third quarter 2007,financial results on Tuesday, ... will hold a conference call to discuss the,company,s results ... at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 30, 2007. ...
Cached Biology Technology:ARIUS announces cancer stem cell antibody program successfully completes first toxicology study 2ARIUS announces cancer stem cell antibody program successfully completes first toxicology study 3Lexicon to Report Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results on October 30, 2007 2
... 48° Fixed Angle Polypropylene Rotor ... Series, IEC Centra CL3/CL3R** and Centra-MP4/MP4R*. ... quiet operation. /MP4, ,EXCLUSIVE polypropylene rotor ... can be repeatedly autoclaved. Polypropylene ...
... stacking shakers have the durability ... stacked 3-high, and the uniformity ... "soft shake" applications. Heavily ... systems, our stackers are designed ...
... Thermo IEC Microtube Rotor is TWO ROTORS ... change rotors. You can spin both ... tubes. Exclusive polypropylene rotor design provides excellent ... Polypropylene rotors are fully compatible with ...
...
Biology Products: