Green Bananas as Functional Fruit Flours

Written by Clayton Luz on Aug 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Green Banana.jpgGreen bananas, anyone? Dr. Seuss would be pleased.

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New Technology Turns Tap Water into Ozone-based Sanitizer

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM
 
Tap Water into Ozone Based Sanitizer.jpgOzone generation technology (OGT) is a powerful oxidant and disinfectant that supports many types of industrial, commercial and residential applications for water, air and gas treatment.
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New Way to Improve Nitrogen Production in Legumes

Written by Clayton Luz on Jun 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 Legumes-CHM054C.jpgLegumes have long been known for their nitrogen-fixing properties, the process by which nitrogen in the Earth's atmosphere is converted into ammonia or other molecules available to living organisms. 

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Changing the Future of Biodiesel?

Written by Clayton Luz on Jun 20, 2017 3:47:51 PM
plant-based fuel.jpegScientists have developed a new way of refining a plant-based fuel that could work like fossil fuel-derived diesel in diesel engines. The discovery, made at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, broadens the use of renewable fuels while meeting European standards for diesel engines.
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Can Safflower Equal the Benefits of Olive Oil?

Written by Clayton Luz on Jun 8, 2017 10:01:52 AM

safflower.jpgOleochemicals, such as fatty acids, will be a vital link in the supply chain as their outstanding functionality and versatility make them ideal to be used in a multitude of applications. In addition, the high reactivity of this acid enables the production of a range of derivatives that can be tailored to meet the needs of a number of end-user industries, which use the formulations to produce the ideal blend of functionality and performance, reports BCC Research.

Recently, a team of scientists successfully developed and tested three new varieties of safflower cultivars with an oleic content of up to 75 percent, which is similar to the level of oleic content found in olive oil. The varieties are also non-genetically modified.

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Microbial Manufacturing Process for Greener, Lower-Cost Ingredients

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Rising consumer demand for flavor and fragrance products has spurred market players to launch a variety of new and innovative products to better position themselves in the global market for flavors and fragrances.

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Bio-based Concrete Sealant Receives USDA Certification

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

"Going green," the concept of using renewable, bio-based materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change, has hit the road, literally.

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New Biopesticide Features New Mode of Action

Written by Clayton Luz on Jan 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A growing global population and limited agricultural land are driving farmers and industry to develop sustainable and productive methods of providing food to feed an estimated nine billion people by 2050.

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NSF Plays Rainmaker to Fund Research in Drought-Plagued California

Written by Clayton Luz on Jan 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As California enters the sixth year of its historic drought, a researcher's award to explore water reuse technologies for drinking water supplies comes at a propitious time for the water-starved state.

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What Color is Your Parachute, er, Car?

Written by Clayton Luz on Dec 28, 2016 1:45:00 PM

What does your choice of car color say about you?

 
"A luxury sedan is more popular in black and white colors, but a small and sporty version is widely associated with red and colorful shades," says Nancy Lockhart, a color marketing manager with Axalta Coating Systems, a global car-coating business in Detroit.
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