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Researchers are exploring the use of ionic liquids as a biomass pretreatment.06.30.16Science Highlight

Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels

Recycling waste from biofuel production could lower cost for future biorefineries. Read More »

An electron micrograph shows rod-shaped E. coli secreting oil droplets containing biodiesel fuel, along with fatty acids and alcohol.06.30.16Science Highlight

Engineering E. coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production

A novel E. coli fatty acid biosynthesis system could more efficiently convert biomass to desired products. Read More »

A mixed-grass community prairie in Iowa.06.30.16Science Highlight

Elevated Carbon Dioxide Suppresses Dominant Plant Species in a Mixed-Grass Prairie

Community composition is vital to managing native grasslands amid climate and precipitation variations. Read More »

The variation in plant cell walls has made comparative high-throughput studies of cell walls from diverse plant species challenging.06.30.16Science Highlight

Loosen Up Cell Walls and Get the Sugars Out

Better understanding could lead to more cost-effective production of cellulosic biofuels. Read More »

Shown are bud and apex growth differences of the plants WT-717 (wild type found in nature) and EBB1-oe, which is transgenic or modified in the laboratory.06.30.16Science Highlight

Characterization of Poplar Budbreak Gene Enhances Understanding of Spring Regrowth

“Master regulator” gene will facilitate management and breeding of trees better adapted to changing environments. Read More »

Texas A&M University 06.30.16University Research

Texas A&M Chemist Says Trapped Electrons to Blame for Lack of Battery EfficiencyExternal link

An international team led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee is one step closer, thanks to new research that has the potential to create more efficient batteries by shedding light on the cause of one of their biggest problems -- a "traffic jam" of ions that slows down their charging and discharging process. Read More »

Washington State University 06.30.16University Research

Researchers Develop Shape-Changing Smart MaterialExternal link

Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. Read More »

Scientist inspects poplars grown for use in bioenergy feedstocks research.06.30.16Science Highlight

New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation

Genetic approaches will aid development of higher biomass-yielding, sustainable trees for bioenergy feedstocks. Read More »

Scripps Research Institute 06.29.16University Research

TSRI Scientists Stabilize HIV Structure, Design Potential AIDS Vaccine CandidatesExternal link

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have published two studies that detail how to stabilize an important HIV structure and engineer novel nanoparticles as vaccine candidates. Read More »

Stanford University 06.29.16University Research

Stanford Research May Lead to More Durable Electronic Devices Such as CellphonesExternal link

Materials scientists at Stanford University discovered that the protective layers in chips react differently to pushes and pulls, an insight that could lead to even more durable electronic devices. Read More »

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