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First steps towards achieving better and cheaper biodiesel

Is there any connection between wine and biodiesel? The answer is yes, however surprising it may seem. Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet smell. However if acetals are blended with biodiesel, they improve its properties.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2013

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Organic waste transformed into industrial prime material

Researchers at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, look to consolidate a pilot biorefinery that will use the waste of various fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants produced in urban and rural areas, to transform them into fuels and high value products.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2013

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Reducing CO2 footprint with bio-plastics

The EU-funded project ECOTPU ('Plastics from renewable sources applied in footwear') was aimed at developing a new family of environmentally benign polyurethanes for the EU footwear market.

Posted: Sep 20th, 2013

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Solving the bottleneck in biogas production

The EU-funded project WAVALUE ('High added value eco-fertilisers from anaerobic digestion effluent wastes') will demonstrate a cost-effective industrial process for producing a new range of sustainable fertilisers, with digestate as their main component.

Posted: Sep 20th, 2013

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