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cob

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1. a male swan
2. a thickset short-legged type of riding and draught horse

cob

2, cobb
an archaic or dialect name for a gull esp the greater black-backed gull (Larus marinus)

cob

[käb]
(mining engineering)
To chip away waste material from an ore, using hand hammers.

cob

A mixture of straw, gravel, and unburnt clay; used esp. for walls.
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5 g of screened corn cobs were soaked in 100 ml of sodium hydroxide solution in 250 ml conical flask and maintained at constant temperature under sonication.
Production of ethanol and xylitol from corn cobs by yeasts.
The team compared how quickly Y-50464 and anotheryeast strain, Y-12632, could release and ferment the sugar in corn cob residues after the xylose had been extracted.
Number of days for period between flushes for oyster and WC-537 was about equal on corn cob, wheat straw and rice straw i.
Washington, Jan 19 ( ANI ): Some of the oldest known corn cobs, husks, stalks and tassels, dating from 6,700 to 3,000 years ago have been discovered at two mound sites on Peru's arid northern coast.
The composition of hemicellulose varies according to the plant species, for instance in wheat straw (32%), barley straw (32%), rice straw (25%), corn cobs (37%), sugarcane (22%) and eucalyptus wood (15-22%) [25].
Since the marketing of produce started, 8 tonnes of potatoes, 18 000 mealie and sweet corn cobs, 11000 ten-kilo pockets of butter-nuts, and 10 000 water melons, were delivered to vegetable retailers.
With 26 biorefineries across seven states in the Midwest, the POET portfolio also includes a pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, which uses corn cobs and light stover to make ethanol.
Biomass resources refers to non-fossilized, biodegradable organic materials originating from animals and micro-organisms, including agricultural products, by products and residues such as sugarcane and coconut, rice hulls, rice straws, coconut husks and shells, wood chips, residues, forest residues, corn cobs, corn, and bagasse, that can be used as fuel through various conversion technologies.
According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, that means POET's cellulosic ethanol-which will use corn cobs and other crop residue as the feedstock-will actually have negative emissions by offseting more greenhouse gas emissions than it produces.
It has been equipped with a new packaging system to allow Ardo to pack in pillow bags, stand-up bags and punnets, and it can also pack mixes, corn cobs, rice and pasta as well as core fruit and veg lines.