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New method to develop alternative fuel from ethanol

Researchers have developed a more efficient way of converting ethanol to a better alternative fuel without creating unwanted byproducts.

New sensor detects spoilage of food

Scientists have developed a new sensor that detects ethanol emitted from the spoilage of foods into the head-space of a package.

States urged to liberalize restrictions on ethanol supply

Minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, has urged the states to liberlise restrictions on the supply of ethanol so that its blending with petrol can be encouraged to improve financial health of sugar sector and finally liquidation of cane dues of farmers.

Why whisky creates gorgeous patterns at bottom of glass

Why whisky creates gorgeous patterns at bottom of glass

 A new quest by a professional photographer and scientists has provided a deeper insight into why Whisky creates gorgeous patterns at the bottom of a glass after evaporation.

Japan's Panasonic develops material for artificial photosynthesis

Japanese technology giant Panasonic has developed an electronic material for the first time for artificial photosynthesis with an efficiency higher than plants, the Nikkei daily reported Monday.

Biofuels from corn less beneficial than reported: Study

Biofuels from corn residue may be less beneficial than previously thought as a study has found using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline.

Sprite could help get rid of hangovers

Researchers have claimed that a drink, known as Sprite in Britain could help you cure your hangover from yesterday.

Govt plans to import ethanol for blending in petrol

The government plans to import ethanol after domestic supplies fell short of the quantities needed for blending in petrol, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said Sunday.

5% ethanol to be mixed in petrol from December

Mandatory mixing of five percent ethanol in petrol will be implemented across the country from next month, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs decided Thursday, a step which will help the country save around 100 crore litres of fuel every year.

Tiny alcohol amounts double worm`s life

Tiny portions of ethanol can more than double the lifespan of a tiny worm known as C elegans.

New ‘super’ yeast turns pine into ethanol

A “super strain” of yeast can efficiently ferment ethanol from pre-treated pine.

Ethanol from seaweed project to get a major boost

Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute to ramp up off-shore production of seaweed.

Surging food prices fuel ethanol critics

A surge in global food prices has prompted fresh criticism of US subsidies for ethanol.

Too much ethanol could lead to food riots: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton`s foundation has worked to develop agribusiness in African countries.

EPA expected to OK more ethanol in gas

The EPA is expected to approve higher concentrations of ethanol for newer vehicles.