Category: Research

Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

Chinese and Canadian researchers make headway on intermediates from CO2

June 25, 2018 |

In China, a research team led from University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Toronto has uncovered a catalysis strategy producing intermediates during CO2 electrochemical reduction reaction, which sheds new lights on upgrading CO2 to engine fuels. When it comes to designing catalysts for CO2 conversion, many researches on the C-C […]

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Two ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards

Two ORNL researchers receive DOE early career funding awards

June 24, 2018 |

In Tennessee, two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers specializing in neutron and chemical science are among 84 recipients of Department of Energy’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program awards. The program supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by […]

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University of Michigan researchers find diverse algae species mix boosts oil yield and stability

University of Michigan researchers find diverse algae species mix boosts oil yield and stability

June 21, 2018 |

In Michigan, a diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to the findings of a federally funded outdoor study by University of Michigan researchers. U-M scientists grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds at […]

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DOE announces $40 million for 31 microbe-based research projects benefiting biofuels and bioproducts

DOE announces $40 million for 31 microbe-based research projects benefiting biofuels and bioproducts

June 20, 2018 |

In Washington, on June 18 the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. The projects will further the ongoing revolution in biology and biotechnology, and will increase our […]

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Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

June 19, 2018 |

In Asia, team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature Energy, they describe their technique and how well it works. Huajie Yin and Zhiyong Tang with Griffith University in Australia […]

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ORNL researchers find additional biofuel and bioproduct uses for enzymes

ORNL researchers find additional biofuel and bioproduct uses for enzymes

June 18, 2018 |

In Tennessee, for decades, biologists have believed a key enzyme in plants had one function—produce amino acids, which are vital to plant survival and also essential to human diets. But for Oak Ridge National Lab researchers, this enzyme does more than advertised. They had run a series of experiments on poplar plants that consistently revealed […]

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Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

Researchers create artificial leaf that converts carbon dioxide into energy and fuel

June 17, 2018 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore are taking a queue from companies like LanzaTech and found a new way to create energy using carbon dioxide. By using sunlight, along with Copper Aluminum Sulphate and Zinc Sulphide, they were able to convert carbon dioxide salts into a fuel source. According to Crazy […]

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Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

June 14, 2018 |

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. The buildup of toxic materials during the production process can damage cell health and typically lowers the overall amount of product that is made. Few tools are available to […]

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Amyris teams with Portuguese universities to boost AI and use of wastes

Amyris teams with Portuguese universities to boost AI and use of wastes

June 13, 2018 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has executed an agreement for a significant project consortium in Europe with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) Porto Campus and AICEP Portugal Global (AICEP). UCP is a university system, including the leading biotech school in Portugal, and operates 15 research centers. AICEP is an independent public entity of the […]

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Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

June 12, 2018 |

In Asia, team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature Energy, they describe their technique and how well it works. Huajie Yin and Zhiyong Tang with Griffith University in Australia […]

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