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Coverage of bioethanol since June 5, 2020.

Coca Cola launches a bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic

"...We are seeing some promising advances in the world of plant-based plastics, and not just from research groups at the cutting edge of materials science, but from traditional purveyors of petroleum-based plastics like Lego and Pepsi. Coca Cola's latest moves in the area bring its first ever bottle made from 100 percent plant-based plastic to the table, produced with technology it says is ready to be scaled up. The newly unveiled plant-based bottle arrives more than a decade after the company first introduced its so-called PlantBottle, consisting of recyclable PET plastic made from up to 30 percent plant-based material..."

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World-first CRISPR-edited sugarcane helps reduce environmental impact

"...Sugarcane is an important food crop, but its large environmental impact means theres plenty of room for improvement. Unfortunately its tricky and time-consuming to breed new varieties, but now researchers have used CRISPR gene-editing to do so quickly and more easily. Sugarcane is a key source of sugar, obviously, but thats not its only product the oil in the leaves and stems is often used to make bioethanol for greener fuels and plastics..."

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Sweet success: CABBI demonstrates first precision breeding of sugarcane with CRISPR-Cas9

"...Sugarcane is one of the most productive plants on Earth, providing 80 percent of the sugar and 30 percent of the bioethanol produced worldwide. Its size and efficient use of water and light give it tremendous potential for the production of renewable value-added bioproducts and biofuels..."

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Energycane produces more biodiesel than soybean at a lower cost

"..."The productivity of these non-food crops is very high per unit of land. Soybean is the traditional crop used for biodiesel, but we can get higher yield, more oil, and subsequently more biofuel from lipid-producing energycane," says Vijay Singh, Founder professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at U of I and co-author on all four papers..."

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Sweet sorghum: Sweet promise for the environment

"...As the world's population grows, the demand for food, raw materials, and energy is also on the rise. This increases the burden on the environment and the climate. One strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to grow so-called C4 crops..."

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Watch: Recycled cotton becomes new fabric

"...At the Department of Chemical Engineering in Lund where Edvin Ruuth works, there is a great deal of accumulated knowledge about using micro-organisms and enzymes, among other things, to transform the "tougher" carbohydrates in biomass into simpler molecules. This means that everything from biological waste and black liquor to straw and wood chips can become bioethanol, biogas and chemicals..."

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Towards a green future: Efficient laser technique can convert cellulose into biofuel

"...With the imminent threat of a climate crisis hanging over our heads, it has become crucial to develop efficient alternatives to fossil fuels. One option is to use clean sources of fuels called biofuels, which can be produced from natural sources such as biomass. The plant-based polymer cellulose is the most abundant form of biomass globally and can be converted into raw materials such as glucose and xylose for the production of bioethanol (a type of biofuel)..."

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Cosan: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

"...The bioethanol company posted revenue of $1. 11 billion in the period..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about bioethanol.

Cambridge scientists have found a way to fuel your car with sunshine

"...It uses the suns energy to convert CO2 and water into bioethanol..."

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35 Fantastic Products Made From MUSHROOMS! | Mushroom Products | GroCycle

"...And, in a world where sustainability and circular economies are playing an ever greater role, fungi clearly have an important part to play! ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about bioethanol relevant to the latest news.

Life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of sustainable bioenergy production: a review

"...We discuss life cycle assessment in terms of concepts, methods, impacts, greenhouse gases, land use, water consumption, bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, and techno-economic analysis..."

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Biofuel-Integrated Routes

"...Pigments, vitamins, or essential polyunsaturated fatty acids can first be extracted from microalgae before lipid extraction for biodiesel followed by fermentation of defatted biomass for bioethanol..."

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Biomethanol production from renewable resources: a sustainable approach

"...The abundant availability of various kinds of biomass and their use as feedstock for the production of gaseous and liquid biofuels has been considered a viable, eco-friendly, and sustainable mode of energy generation..."

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Wastewater-Grown Algal Biomass as Carbon-neutral, Renewable, and Low Water Footprint Feedstock for Clean Energy and Bioplastics

"...Summary Although wastewater-grown biomass has acceptability issues, it offers certain environmental benefits, including atmospheric carbon capture, phycoremediation of pollutants, and water recycling..."

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A review on key pretreatment approaches for lignocellulosic biomass to produce biofuel and value-added products

"...bioethanol, biodiesel and biogas) and value-added products like organic acids, enzymes, biopolymers, biochar etc..."

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Methods to convert lignocellulosic waste into biohydrogen, biogas, bioethanol, biodiesel and value-added chemicals: a review

"...In the context of climate change and the circular economy, there is an urgent need to develop biofuels and value-added chemicals from lignocellulosic waste such as agricultural waste that amounts to about 1 million tons annually..."

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Trends in Lignin Biotransformations for Bio-Based Products and Energy Applications

"...Thus, development of different strategies to valorize lignin for chemicals other value-added products can remove the economic constraint on bioethanol-based biorefineries..."

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A Review on Role of Nanomaterials in Bioconversion of Sustainable Fuel Bioethanol

"...Moreover, fossil fuels pose serious threats like global warming, ocean acidification, unusual climate change and ecosystem fluctuation to the environment and human health..."

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2G-biofuel ethanol: an overview of crucial operations, advances and limitations

"...Particular attention should be paid to biofuels produced from lignocellulosic biomass, which is a waste product from the forestry, paper and agricultural industries, or a product derived from energy crops, intended for biofuel purposes..."

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Production of Bioethanol from Mixed Lignocellulosic Biomass: Future Prospects and Challenges

"...So, cheaper and more sustainable biofuel production, especially bioethanol, which can be used as a substitute, forest materials, energy crops, agricultural residues, and municipal solid waste are used as raw materials for bioethanol production..."

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Biomass characterization of wild and cultivated cardoon accessions and estimation of potential biofuels production

"...The aims of this study were (I) to characterize biomass quality and quantity of genotypes of wild and cultivated cardoon in order to produce different types of biofuels and (II) to identify the most promising accessions to be included in breeding programs for bioenergy characteristics or to be incorporated in the local agro-productive system..."

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