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CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

CU Boulder researchers develop nanobio-hybrid organisms for plastics and fuels production

July 2, 2019 |

In Colorado, CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, the researchers were able to […]

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CU Boulder researchers develop energy storage from brewery waste

CU Boulder researchers develop energy storage from brewery waste

October 11, 2016 |

In Colorado, CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells. This unique pairing of breweries and batteries could set up a win-win opportunity by reducing expensive wastewater treatment costs for beer makers while providing […]

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