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Science Cafe discusses termites’ digestive system as biofuel refinery

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — One of the peskiest household pests, while disastrous to homes, could prove to be a boon for cars, according to a Purdue University study. Mike Scharf, the O. Wayne Rollins/Orkin Chair in Molecular Physiology and Urban Entomology, said his laboratory has discovered a cocktail of enzymes from the guts of termites […]

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Purdue picked for international ‘EcoCAR’ competition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University has been selected as one of 16 teams to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, an international competition to develop advanced automotive technologies. The Purdue team is a multidisciplinary effort led by Vahid Motevalli, head the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology. The competition was established in […]

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Web-based calculator estimates grain drying costs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new online calculator can show farmers where they might find energy savings as they dry their grain in drying systems. The Purdue Energy Estimator projects energy costs for in-bin and high-capacity grain dryers. The online resource was developed by researchers in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. It is […]

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Mobile processing plant could turn agri-waste into biofuel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Chemical engineers at Purdue University have developed a new method to process agricultural waste and other biomass into biofuels, and they are proposing the creation of mobile processing plants that would rove the Midwest to produce the fuels. “What’s important is that you can process all kinds of available biomass — […]

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Advanced engine-control system reduces biodiesel fuel consumption and emissions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced “closed-loop control” approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels. Operating truck engines on a blend of biodiesel and ordinary diesel fuel dramatically reduces the emission of particulate matter, or […]

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Conference examines future of biofuels production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cropfields could play a major role in future energy needs, and some of the world’s top researchers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the renewable fuels industry during a conference co-sponsored by Purdue University. Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. […]

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