Otsuka Pharmaceuticals to market barley-based ß-glucan products

Under the trade name of “大麦生活“ (Barley Energy), crackers, boiled rice and soup containing 1 – 3 g of barley ß-glucan will be released as of September, 2013. The claims are for blood sugar response. Otsuka Pharmaceuticals press release, August 19,...

Taisei presents calculation of 85,2 Yen/L bioethanol from straw

Based on the use of recombinant strains for the use of „soft biomass“ (including C5 and C6 sugars), and supply of heat from a waste incineration facility, this prize is said to become feasible. Mr Takamichi Soejima, Taisei Corp., lecture at 22nd Japan Institute of...

RIKEN studies new type of „Intelligent Nanostructure Computer“

The logic is based on a completely new concept, using decision making according to the movement of light between quantum dots. It is based on an algorithm developed by RIKEN on studying how Myxomycetes find appropriate answers from many combinatorial choices . The...