Tag: fungi

Researchers make fungi breakthrough.

Researchers make fungi breakthrough.

July 3, 2012 |

In Massachusetts, a group of 70 researchers led by David S. Hibbett of Clark University, in Worcester, Mass. and Igor V. Grigoriev of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute comparing the genomes of 31 fungi to determine how white rot fungi breaks down lignin and could be a major breakthrough in cellulosic ethanol technology.

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Fungi may be viable feedstock, Indian study says

Fungi may be viable feedstock, Indian study says

June 10, 2012 |

In India, fungi may be a viable biofuel feedstock. Researchers have published a paper which shows that certain single-cell oils produced by fungi from lignocellulosic biomass. The researchers, from the University of Pune, looked at 14 strains of fungi and five of the strains studied seemed viable, although the strain aspergillus terries seemed to be […]

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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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Fungi enzyme yields more ethanol: UK report

Fungi enzyme yields more ethanol: UK report

October 17, 2011 |

In the UK, researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and York have found that the enzyme TaGH61 found in fungi can overcome the chemical intractability of cellulose allowing for the better conversion into ethanol. The work was also done by scientists at Novozymes laboratories in California, and Bagsvaerd in Denmark and researchers from the University […]

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The Fungi Chronicles: 9th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

The Fungi Chronicles: 9th Most Bizarre Biofuels Story of the Year

[ 0 ] July 28, 2010 |

In this story from January, “Turn and Face the Strange,” we looked at WWII canvas rotting fungi as a biomass conversion technology, a fungus that produces diesel, a fungus that synthesizes ethanol, one that produces cellulase, and a symbiotic garden of fungi managed by leafcutter ants to assist in their leaf-converting activities. But the topper […]

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