NREL turns to NIR spectroscopy for biomass analysis

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) may soon need to add NIR spectroscopy to its approved list of analytical procedures for determining the composition of plant biomass.

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Miniature NIR device develops a taste for ethanol

By customising a commercially-available miniature NIR spectrometer, Austrian scientists have produced a portable device for determining the concentration of ethanol in gasoline.

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Fat test for algae

Two US scientists have shown that NIR spectroscopy can accurately determine the concentration of fat, proteins and carbohydrates in just 10mg of algae.

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Biofuel for thought

French scientists have used NIR spectroscopy to monitor the transesterification reactions that produce biodiesel in a microreactor.

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JNIRS Biodiesel Paper Featured by USDA ARS

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have featured a paper published in JNIRS—Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in the September 2012 issue of their Agricultural Research magazine.

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