Monday, January 28, 2013

News and Notes for Monday January 28, 2013

Men more likely than women to commit scientific fraud
Male scientists are far more likely to commit fraud than females. The analysis of professional misconduct was co-led by a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and was published this week in the online journal mBio. Read more from R&D Magazine.

Sofiproteol and Bunge in talks over biodiesel plants
Sofiproteol is in talks with U.S. agribusiness giant Bunge to review their biodiesel joint venture in Europe, the French oilseed group said, as it aims to cut overcapacity at a time of weakening demand for the renewable fuel. Read the News Release.

44% of producers aim to boost biobased, renewable chemical content: ICIS survey
Survey finds that producers aims to take active lead on sustainability; market and promote sustainable products. Read more from BioFuels Digest.

Are You Ready To Eat Algae? Solazyme Knows You Are
As a producer of renewable oils, Solazymeis often connotated with the production of biofuels. The company has developed a novel biotechnology platform that has revolutionized the way oils can be derived and controlled. As a subsequent result, it has managed to not only influence the biofuel industry but is currently laying down the foundation with its partner companies to significantly disrupt the food industry as well. Read more form Seeking Alpha.

Australia Leads New Push to Raise Campesterol Limit for Olive Oil
New World producers are renewing a bid to raise the limit for campesterol in olive oil to stop what they say acts as a trade barrier and discriminates against their authentic virgin olive oils. Read more from The Olive Oil Times.

Understanding Protein as A Functional Ingredient
Ingredient technology advances are providing a growing array of uniquely functional proteins. Read more from Food Processing.


Abstract Alerts

Fatty acid variability in three medicinal herbs of Panax species
Zhang X, Huang L, Cai X, Li P, Wang Y, Wan J . Chemistry Central Journal 2013, 7:12 (21 January 2013). Read the abstract.

Enzymatic lignocellulose hydrolysis: Improved cellulase productivity by insoluble solids recycling
Weiss N, Börjesson J, Pedersen LS, Meyer AS . Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013, 6:5 (21 January 2013). Read the abstract.

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