Tag: cyanobacteria

Uppsala University produce butanol from cyanobacteria

Uppsala University produce butanol from cyanobacteria

July 29, 2019 |

In Sweden, researchers at Uppsala University have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy, without needing to use solar cells. This has been presented in a new study published in the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. The knowledge and ability to modify cyanobacteria so they […]

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Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

June 11, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher from the University of Turku has determined how the use of cyanobacteria and other tiny blue-algae interact with wastewater that not only cleans the water but also produces feedstock for biodiesel production. Of the different kinds of wastewaters tested, municipal wastewater was found to create the most fats in the bacteria […]

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Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

May 9, 2019 |

In Idaho, a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory has developed a way to grow blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – for bioenergy. The process could also help clean up water from wastewater treatment plants. Blue-green algae blooms can clog waterways around the world, from estuaries in Florida to the Mississippi River Basin to lakes […]

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German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

February 4, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and animals. It was published in the journal Nature Communications on Friday. […]

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University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

July 5, 2018 |

In the UK, the University of East Anglia is searching for a first level researcher to apply machine learning approaches to investigate cyanobacterial metabolism and identify optimal pathways and metabolic fluxes for compound production. The student will test these outcomes by generating appropriate mutants and measuring growth and compound production of these strains in small […]

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Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

Advanced Bioeconomy Horizons: The 5 Top R&D Trends Right Now

November 8, 2017 |

Catalytic reaction rates, microcrystalline cellulose, cyanobacteria working in teams, vertical farming, vegan products & markets. The 5 top disruptive techs we’ve seen in recent weeks are attacking these fronts. Here’s what we see. 1. Breakthrough on (microcrystalline) cellulose costs A new source of cheap microcrystalline cellulose has been generating a lot of positive noise in […]

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Super cyanobacteria and its sidekick –  Power duo produces bioplastic faster and cheaper than ever before

Super cyanobacteria and its sidekick – Power duo produces bioplastic faster and cheaper than ever before

October 28, 2017 |

You may know cyanobacteria by some more common forms like Spirulina, but researchers at Michigan State University are combining these handy microorganisms with natural bacteria to make a 100% biologically derived and biodegradable bioplastic. Making bioplastics from bacteria isn’t anything new, but what is new is MSU scientists’ new production method which allows them to […]

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Sandia lab working with HelioBioSys to scale up cyanobacteria production

Sandia lab working with HelioBioSys to scale up cyanobacteria production

August 21, 2017 |

In California, a Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories is helping HelioBioSys Inc. learn whether farming them on a large scale would be successful. HelioBioSys founders say they chose to grow […]

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Researchers look at altering tools cyanobacteria use to capture light for photosynthesis

Researchers look at altering tools cyanobacteria use to capture light for photosynthesis

April 25, 2017 |

In Washington state, a recent study by researchers from the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Washington University investigated effects of altering large cellular complexes called phycobilisomes, which cyanobacteria use to efficiently capture light energy for photosynthesis, to guide development of optimal strategies for biofuel production. The findings revealed changes to phycobilisome structure indirectly affect critical, […]

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MSU researchers build “Swiss Army knife” for cyanobacteria

MSU researchers build “Swiss Army knife” for cyanobacteria

September 21, 2015 |

In Michigan, researchers at Michigan State University have built a molecular Swiss Army knife that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical production from these organisms more viable. The team has done in a year what has taken millions of years to evolve. In the […]

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