It’s in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower Public release date: 25-May-2012[ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Sandra Hinesshines@uw.edu206-543-2580University of Washington It’s in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower IMAGE: Understanding how flowering works in Arabidopsis should lead to a better understanding of how the same genes work in crop plants such as rice.
Minuscule amounts of ethanol can at least double the life span of a tiny worm used as a model for aging studies, UCLA biochemists report. “This finding floored us; it’s shocking” said Steven Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and senior author of the study.
A recent study, released on 11 October, “Biofuel Markets and Technologies” released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the next decade to $183.3 billion from its current level of $82.7 billion, with ethanol production accounting for $78 billion of future worldwide biofuel production, while predicting that biodiesel production will [...]
Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 million tons.
Canada’s British Columbia’s environmentally friendly energy output is currently taxed at the same level as the fossil fuels they aim to replace.
Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have identified a potential new advanced biofuel that could replace today’s standard fuel for diesel engines but would be clean, green, renewable and produced in the United States.
South African Government Publishes Draft Regulations on the Mandatory Blending of Biofuels with Gas Or Diesel
Draft regulations on the mandatory blending of biofuels with petrol or diesel have been published in the Government Gazette for public comment.