Tag: e.coli

Banking on the bacterium bad guy: Sandia tailors E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals

Banking on the bacterium bad guy: Sandia tailors E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals

May 19, 2018 |

In California, Sandia National Laboratories scientists have demonstrated a new technology based on bioengineered bacteria that could make it economically feasible to produce things like jet fuel, pantyhose, and plastic bottles from renewable plant sources. Economically and efficiently converting tough plant matter, or lignin, has long been a stumbling block for wider use of the […]

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New, better biofuel process using E. coli production booster: new research

New, better biofuel process using E. coli production booster: new research

August 14, 2016 |

In Missouri, engineers at Washington University have found a new way to boost biofuel production in E. coli bacteria by altering its protein structure. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, along with researchers in his lab, reported in the journal Metabolic Engineering that they have discovered a new method […]

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Washington University researchers develop better way to produce biofuels in E. coli

Washington University researchers develop better way to produce biofuels in E. coli

August 10, 2016 |

In Missouri, a team from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to make the production of certain biofuels in E. coli much more efficient. Fuzhong Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, along with researchers in his lab, have discovered […]

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Breakthrough or No Breakthrough? As UK research team reports progress toward renewable propane, global media goes gaga

Breakthrough or No Breakthrough? As UK research team reports progress toward renewable propane, global media goes gaga

September 4, 2014 |

If you look this week in your Google News alerts, you’ll see an awful lot of breathless headlines around a meme something like “Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate renewable propane”. Reuters, Gizmodo, the UK’s Daily Telegraph, the massively distributed HuffPost, the Guardian, even stately NBC News have picked up the […]

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“By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels.”

“By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels.”

July 1, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: GCB_Bioenergy Biofuels set be part of US climate plan Sean_OHanlon By rerouting a metabolic pathway in E. coli, researchers have devised a new way to produce gasoline-like #Biofuels CMEGroup A new report from the implicates biofuels as a cause of high food prices via @BigPictureAg

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High yields of octanoate derived from E. coli at Harvard lab

High yields of octanoate derived from E. coli at Harvard lab

July 1, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, an E. coli-based metabolic pathway that produces fatty acids easily converted into fuel is the subject of research being performed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The process, which produces octanoate, produces the highest yields yet reported. The work was funded by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research […]

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Hey kids! Grab your scissors and glue! Fun, transformative things to do with bacteria!

Hey kids! Grab your scissors and glue! Fun, transformative things to do with bacteria!

July 5, 2012 |

Rainy summer day got you down? How about some breakthroughs with bacterial microbes you might find in the house or yard? 6 Monster Microbial Breakthroughs for Biofuels You probably heard the old saying about home maintenance. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn’t, use duct tape. Well, […]

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Critter fuel: JBEI pioneers jet fuel, diesel and gasoline from e.coli

Critter fuel: JBEI pioneers jet fuel, diesel and gasoline from e.coli

December 2, 2011 |

In California, researchers with the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered the first strains of Escherichia coli bacteria that can digest switchgrass biomass and synthesize its sugars into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. What’s more, the microbes are able to do this without any help from enzyme additives. The E. coli were further engineered with three […]

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Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

Super-charged conversion path from sugar to diesel fuel

November 16, 2011 |

In California, researchers at Stanford University have discovered that under the right conditions, E. coli can act as a super charged catalytic converter to turn sugars into diesel-type fuels. Though it’s not yet clear how to ensure the right conditions in all cases, the research funded by LS9 discovered that, they’ve found out that when […]

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The SuperFriends and their planet-saving microbial biofuel powers

The SuperFriends and their planet-saving microbial biofuel powers

November 4, 2011 |

Hey – don’t swat that national energy solution. Endowed with special planet-saving powers – e.coli, fungi, termites, flies and bacteria are like the SuperFriends of Saturday mornings past. Mom taught you well, I’ll bet. Swat the flies, pour disinfectant on a slimy mold, and shock a pool or pond that has algae in it. Never […]

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