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Comprehensive Review of Strategies to Improve Characteristics of Biomass for Power Generation

The peer-reviewed journal, Industrial Biotechnology, is featuring a review of the strategies that are available and also under development for improving biomass specifications for co-firing with coal.

Industrial Biotechnology

Co-firing of biomass with coal poses significant challenges, but also offers distinct advantages. The Co-Editor-in-Chief and Professor of Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, Larry Walker stated that accurate and comprehensive characterization of biomass feedstock is essential for developing biotechnology approaches for developing bioproducts and bioenergy.

In the review, the Idaho National Laboratory and Jaya ShankarTumuluru and colleagues have described the options for comparing the densification, pretreatment and formulation for the chemical composition of biomass. These options are considered for co-firing less than 40% mixtures with coal.

The Senior Policy Director, Industrial Biotechnology section, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Rina Singh has provided a commentary titled “The national bioeconomy blueprint: meeting grand challenges.”

The article titled “Patent eligibility of method claims: What is the impact of the Supreme Court’s Prometheus decision?” focuses on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on patent claims in the case: Mayo collaborative services v. Prometheus Laboratories. Attorneys at Fish & Richardson, Gauri Dhavan, J. Peter Fasse and Irene Hudson, have performed this study.

“Catalyzing innovation,” a new feature, looks at the use of zinc finger nuclease technology for the aquaculture food industry. The article titled “Efficient targeted genome editing for finfish aquaculture and other industries" describes this novel technology.

Industrial Biotechnology is being published by Mary Ann Liebert.

Source: http://www.liebertpub.com

G.P. Thomas

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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