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Innovation: New ways of tackling age-old biofuel production issues

A prominent national research laboratory may have found a biological conversion process to overcome a perennial problem inherent with the development of biofuels from plants. An adjacent study holds potential for improving chemical reactions that could lead to more efficient biofuel production.

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Community-scale photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis desalination systems for Indian villages

Photovoltaic-powered electrodialysis (PV-ED) is justified as an energy- and cost-effective means of desalinating groundwater in rural India, and the design requirements are presented for a village-level system.