Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News and Notes

AOCS Releases Official Methods of Analysis for Total Fat and Fatty Acids in Foods
AOCSand Cargill announced that updated official methods of analysis for total fat and fatty acids are now available to the food industry. Read the news release.

Microbes on the genetic frontier commercial ventures, including Sapphire Energy, are tweaking algae to produce oil-like compounds at a price that's cheaper than the cost of crude oil.  Read more.

Green Chemicals Show Game-Changing Potential A new generation of renewable-chemical startups could soon begin breaking the industrial behemoths' grip on the sector. Read more.

Bio-based chemicals on the fast track to commercialization future holds greater promise as rapid development of the sector offers customers alternate supply chains compared with the traditional petroleum routes. There will be feedstock risks, but advances in technology should boost competitiveness. Read more.

Global Polyols Industry
Sacramento Bee--This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polyols in Million Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Industrial Applications, Food & Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care Products, and Others. Read more.

Dow Adhesives In The Spotlight At Drupa 2012
4-traders--Dow Performance Packaging will be introducing a new bio-based compostable ADCOTE™ and two solventless MOR-FREE™ adhesives at DRUPA 2012, taking place from May 3 to 16 in Düsseldorf. Read more.

Truly Food for Thought and universities have come to realize that the classic food disciplines simply will not do anymore. Read more.

High Oleic Soybean Oils for Foodservice
Food Product Design--Ninety percent of survey respondents noted interest in oils with reduced saturated fat and/or reduced trans fat. The oils in testing have a neutral taste, and an Oil Stability Index (OSI) at 230 degrees Fahrenheit (110 degrees Celsius). Read more.

Natural emulsifiers ‘not good enough’ to work on their own ingredients that claim to have emulsifying properties do not, as yet, have good enough functionality to be able to use them in most products, according to one formulation expert. Read more.

Apply nanotech to up industrial, agri output
Daily Star Online--Application of nanotechnology would enhance industrial and agricultural production at low-cost for the future development of Bangladesh, said noted scientists at a roundtable roundtable on nanotechnology and its prospects in Bangladesh. Read more.

Wilmar to invest $80M in palm oil aviation biofuels in Indonesia Indonesia, Wilmar International is investing $80 million in a palm-oil based aviation biofuel facility in East Java in conjunction with technology provider Elevance Renewable Sciences. Read more.

Department of Energy (USA) to award up to $15M for bio-oil R&D; catalysis, separation, analytics in focus
Biofuels Digest--The prototype bio-oils will be produced from a range of feedstocks that could include algae, corn and wheat stovers, dedicated energy crops or wood residues. Read more.

First commercial biofuels flight in Australia
ABC Online--The Qantas flight from Sydney has been partly run on refined cooking oil imported from the United States. Read more.

Palm Oil Drops on Speculation Soybean Planting to Gain
Bloomberg--Palm oil declined the most in more than two months on speculation that US farmers may increase soybean planting, potentially boosting supplies of the crop that can be crushed to make a substitute oil. Read more.

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry
The Ecologist--Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more. Read more.

Free Webinar Advanced LC/MS/MS tools and applications for lipidomics research
Evaluating Advanced LC/MS/MS tools and applications for targeted and untargeted molecular lipidomics: From molecular lipidomics to biomarker assays. Date: Thursday 26 April 2012
Time: 09:30 BST. Learn more.

Abstract Alerts

Multiple Topologies from Glycopolypeptide-Dendron Conjugate Self-Assembly: Nanorods, Micelles and Organogels
Debasis Pati, Nagendra Kalva, Soumen Das, Guruswamy Kumaraswamy, Sayam Sen Gupta, and Ashootosh V Ambade. J. Am. Chem. Soc., Just Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1021/ja300065f. Publication Date (Web): April 16, 201. Read the abstract.

Rheology and enhancement of extrusion of linear and branched polyethylenes using low amount of organoclay
Adesina, A. A., Al-Juhani, A. A., Tabet, N., Ul-Hamid, A. and Hussein, I. A. (2012), J. Appl. Polym. Sci.. doi: 10.1002/app.36722. Read the abstract.

Resveratrol in Solid Lipid Nanoparticles
Maria Eugenia Carlotti, Simona Sapino, Elena Ugazio, Marina Gallarate, Silvia Morel
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology. Vol. 33, Iss. 4, 2012. Read the abstract.

Techno-economic evaluation of 2nd generation bioethanol production from sugar cane bagasse and leaves integrated with the sugar-based ethanol process
Stefano Macrelli, Johan Mogensen and Guido Zacchi. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:22 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-22. Published: 13 April 2012. Read the abstract.

Two structurally discrete GH7-cellobiohydrolases compete for the same cellulosic substrate fiber
Fernando Segato, Andre R.L. Damasio, Thiago A Goncalves, Mario T Murakami, Fabio M Squina, Maria L.T.M. Polizeli, Andrew Mort and Rolf A Prade. Biotechnology for Biofuels 2012, 5:21 doi:10.1186/1754-6834-5-21. Published: 11 April 2012. Read the abstract.

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