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Comparative genomics study of industrial fungus seeks to better harness potential for biofuels applications

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niger is thus a well understood fungal fermentation process. niger strain used in the study ( A. niger. Source: PNNL. The other A.

"Transmission Losses:" Nigeria's oil pipeline sabotaged

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Shell has shut three flow stations after its oil pipeline in the Niger Delta was sabotaged. Recent attacks have resulted in $1bn a month in lost revenue. Source: bbc.com

Tohoku researchers develop efficient hydrodynamic reactor for pretreatment of biomass

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The high local energy from cavitation is known to disintegrate microcrystalline cellulose to cellulose nanofibers. —Nakashima et al. Resources.

U Florida team using fungi to extract cobalt and lithium from waste batteries

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are using three strains of fungi: Aspergillus niger , Penicillium simplicissimum and Penicillium chrysogenum. A team of researchers University of South Florida is using naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. —Jeffrey A. Cunningham.

"Transmission Losses:" West African pirates

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In the Niger Delta, the pirates in armed speedboats attack tankers and work with militants in the delta's swamplands who steal around 150,000 barrels a day from oil installations or pipelines, around 5 percent of Nigeria's daily production. West Africa's burgeoning oil industry has a pirate problem. On Jan. oil imports. Source: UPI.com ].