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Biofuels

Laying the Groundwork for a New ‘Green Revolution’
3 months ago

Laying the Groundwork for a New ‘Green Revolution’

By  •  3 months ago  •  People, Science

In 2015, all member states of the United Nations pledged to pursue the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the UN General Assembly in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable …
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Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown
4 years ago

Unraveling the Science Behind Biomass Breakdown

By  •  4 years ago  •  Science

Lignocellulosic biomass—plant matter such as cornstalks, straw, and woody plants—is a sustainable source for production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. However, the deconstruction of biomass is one of the most …
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Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier
5 years ago

Titan Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

To better understand lignin, a problematic molecule for next-generation biofuel production, a team from ORNL created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date—a 23.7-million atom system representing pretreated biomass in the presence of enzymes.
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Biofuel Researchers Employ Titan to Probe ‘Lignin Shield’
5 years ago

Biofuel Researchers Employ Titan to Probe ‘Lignin Shield’

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

A University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research team is using Titan to gain a better understanding of why experimental biofuel pretreatments work—a measure that helps guide research into cost-effective cellulosic ethanol.
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Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable Biofuel
5 years ago

Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable Biofuel

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Turning trees, grass, and other biomass into fuel for automobiles and airplanes is a costly and complex process. A team of biofuel researchers from ORNL are working to change that.
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Boosting Bioenergy

By  •  7 years ago  •  Science

A team led by ORNL’s Jeremy Smith, the director of ORNL’s Center for Molecular Biophysics and a Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee, has uncovered information that could help others harvest energy from plant mass.
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The Problem with Cellulosic Ethanol

By  •  9 years ago  •  Science

Simulation provides a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels

Lignin is very handy in many ways. In your diet it provides much of the fiber that keeps …
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