Tag: Brookhaven

Brookhaven researchers discover ways plants control oil levels in cells

Brookhaven researchers discover ways plants control oil levels in cells

April 30, 2019 |

In New York state, biochemists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered two ways that autophagy, or self-eating, controls the levels of oils in plant cells. The study, published in The Plant Cell on April 29, 2019, describes how this cannibalistic-sounding process actually helps plants survive. It also provides mechanistic details […]

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Brookhaven researchers identify new way to regulate phenol production

Brookhaven researchers identify new way to regulate phenol production

December 25, 2013 |

In New York state, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a new way to regulate the production of phenols, a class of plant products with a wide range of applications for humans. These compounds serve as an important source of flavors, fragrances, and pigments; some are of interest for […]

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Soybeans used with molybdenum to create catalyst for hydrogen production

Soybeans used with molybdenum to create catalyst for hydrogen production

April 29, 2013 |

In New York, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed an effective catalyst could replace costly platinum in the production of hydrogen. The catalyst, made from renewable soybeans and abundant molybdenum metal, produces hydrogen, cost-effective manner, potentially increasing the use of this clean energy source. Assisting in the research were […]

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Brookhaven Lab boosts potential of alkane-producing enzyme

Brookhaven Lab boosts potential of alkane-producing enzyme

February 11, 2013 |

In New York, scientists have been investigating an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes and have discovered a method to lengthen the natural reaction. Said biochemist John Shanklin, “biologically produced alkanes could be extracted and used directly of fuel.” The scientists, stationed out of Brookhaven National Laboratory, are currently working on installing the enzyme into algae […]

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Brookhaven researchers find metabolism tweaks to increase lipid production

Brookhaven researchers find metabolism tweaks to increase lipid production

June 21, 2012 |

In New York, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory show that ramping up the microbes’ overall metabolism by feeding them more carbon increases oil production as the organisms continue to grow. More on the story.

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Mill, Baby, Mill

Mill, Baby, Mill

June 6, 2012 |

In-field bioprocessing? Dramatically higher plant oil production? R&D breakthroughs offer new paths to victory for Millers vs Drillers. If you haven’t been getting most of your information on the Renewable Fuel Standard from the Grocers Manufacturing Association, you’ll note that biofuels manufacturers have been able to deliver all the fuel called for in the mandate, […]

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Jatropha oil burns well for power gen: Brookhaven study

Jatropha oil burns well for power gen: Brookhaven study

[ 0 ] February 23, 2011 |

In California, SG Biofuels and Brookhaven National Laboratory released results of a study revealing that crude Jatropha oil can be blended with residual oil without any problems in separation or modifications to existing burners. Testing also reveals that crude Jatropha oil has less than 3 percent of the sulfur content of typical heating oil resulting […]

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