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Bioreactor produced palm oil using GM yeast bacteria
palm  oil  biofuel  bioreactor  production  manufacturing  bacteria  yeast  genetically  modified  organism 
august 2018 by asteroza
Novel ecosustainable peat and oil shale ash-based 3D-printable composite material - ScienceDirect
Using milled peat and oil shale ash to make cheap 3D printed bricks. The oil shale ash has high pH, making it work well as a binder. Though the bricks take a day to harden up though...
millled  peat  oil  shale  ash  3D  printing  fabbing  materials  science  research  technology  construction  brick  architecture  building 
july 2018 by asteroza
Snake Oil Salesmen Were on to Something - Scientific American
Huh, so the original snakeoil salesman were selling counterfeit oil, when real snakeoil from china actually had medicinal properties...
snake  oil  snakeoil  medicine  health  research  Delicious 
june 2017 by asteroza
Lubricating the swordfish head | Journal of Experimental Biology
Like polymer injection lubing to allow submarines to briefly have higher speed, swordfish excrete oil from their sword bill to reduce drag at high speeds.
biology  biolocomotion  drag  reduction  oil  lubricant  ejection  swordfish  locomotion  Delicious 
july 2016 by asteroza
Cleaning of Oil Fouling with Water Enabled by Zwitterionic Polyelectrolyte Coatings: Overcoming the Imperative Challenge of Oil–Water Separation Membranes - ACS Nano (ACS Publications)
So covering a steel mesh in a weird polymer makes a decent oil\water separation membrane that can be clened just by running water through in reverse. Seems usable for ocean crude oil spill cleanup.
zwitterionic  polyelectrolyte  polymer  surface  coating  oil  separation  membrane  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
september 2015 by asteroza
KALE: A High-Degree Algebraic-Resistant Variant of The Advanced Encryption Standard
Whoa, AES S-box weakness found. This might be a major vulnerability... except we've been punked by the author. Appendix B notes the KALE transform looks equivalent to AES, so could be substituted into an AES S-box lookup table but actually causing a massive vulnerability.
AES  S-box  vulnerability  security  cryptography  encryption  research  software  KALE  humor  serpessence  snake  oil  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
DIFIS - Double Inverted Funnel for the Intervention on Ship wrecks
EU trying to develop a deployable underwater funnel for capturing leaking oil from sunken ships. Too bad a larger version of this wasn't available for the BP spill.
marine  vessel  technology  europe  DIFIS  funnel  underwater  ship  wreck  pollution  ocean  EU  inverted  research  recovery  oil  mitigation  leak  environtment  capture  fuel  tank  maritime  salvage  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
Weird Soda Review: Home-brewed Weirdness: Bacon Cream Soda
Apparently there is a bacon flavored syrup/oil available, so it should be possible to have bacon flavored coffee in the morning...
weird  beverage  bacon  cream  soda  cola  syrup  oil  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza - Power & CO2
Seems like an opportunity for RamGen to butt in with their CO2 compressor...
EOR  oil  reservoir  gas  wellhead  methane  oxyfuel  combustion  CO2  carbon  capture  sequestration  power  generator  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza
Single-Step Extraction | OriginOil - Breakthrough Algae Oil Technology
Interesting take on the algae lipid recovery process, similar to GM algae that excrete oil, since both processes use a tank with surface skimming for recovery. Basically a wet recovery process that skips the drying process of conventional biomass lipid recovery. Still kills the little guys, but you would end up doing that if biomass was a production target anyways, but that introduces the issues of whether or not the energy costs of drying are transferred to the biomass or should be charged to the lipids, and there is a secondary concern of what sort of changes occur in the biomass, that could potentially make it unattractive as a product for specific industries (maybe pharmaceuticals/nutriceuticals might be out, but straight animal feed and biomass feedstock should be alright)
single  step  algae  lipid  oil  extraction  biomass  production  green  energy  Delicious 
may 2011 by asteroza
株式会社ブレスト-製品情報 廃プラスチック油化装置-
Neat little thing makes oil from plastic. So as a plastic trash recycler/reclaimer it reduces overall trash size.
japan  plastic  bag  hydrocarbon  oil  converter  recovery  green  energy  recycling  trash  reduction  Delicious 
february 2011 by asteroza
Oil Painting - Wholesale Museum Quality Oil Painting Reproductions
Apparently you might be able to get these guys to make oil paintings of photoshopped pictures...
custom  art  portrait  oil  painting  china  humor  Delicious 
january 2011 by asteroza
Green Revolution Cooling
Direct full server mineral oil immersion cooling is now possible with appropriate power supplies and SSD hard disks (rotating hard disks are actually air breathing). These guys are packing it as a 42U rack lying on it's back to allow easier single server removal, though frankly that would make a hell of a mess and it would be better to go with monolithic sealed units that fail in place...
datacenter  server  mineral  oil  direct  cooling  green  IT  energy  efficiency  Delicious 
march 2010 by asteroza
Welcome to Envergent Technologies
BTL = biomass to liquids, like CTL and GTL conversion of feedstock to liquid hydrocarbons
Envergent  flash  pyrolysis  oil  biooil  biofuel  biochar  biomass  BTL  conversion  green  energy  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza
Osaka Gas reveals green innovation : Business : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
Seems Osaka Gas built some sort of compact natural gas/well gas reforming plant to produce naptha. I guess the market is for wells that can't justify a LNG FPSO to capture well gases. There's a certain attractiveness to doing something with the gas rather than flaring it, though making naptha at first glance seemed an odd choice until you consider the storage requirements compared to LNG/CNG, which is probably where the quoted 90% plant size reduction comes from. Obviously since you are not doing LNG, it isn't economical to capture rare gases like helium since you don't have ASU equipment.
japan  natural  gas  methane  reforming  naptha  oil  well  hardware  offshore  capture  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza
Green Car Congress: Researchers Propose Milking Diatoms to Yield Massive Amounts of Oil or Bio-Hydrocarbon Fuels
Proposal/research to create an engineered leaf supporting a colony of GM diatoms that produce/excrete oil. Interesting stuff, especially the artificial tree that drips gasoline concept.
GM  genetically  modified  organism  solar  biofuel  fuel  oil  diatom  green  energy  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza
The Russia-China oil puzzle By Philip Zelikow | Shadow Government
Hrm, smell a chinese green energy project financing opportunity here...
development  finance  project  russia  oil  china  Delicious 
february 2009 by asteroza

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