Tag: Los Alamos

Sierra Hotel: Los Alamos, Gevo to develop ultra long-range missile, aviation fuels

Sierra Hotel: Los Alamos, Gevo to develop ultra long-range missile, aviation fuels

October 11, 2017 |

Imagine, for example, a Boeing 777 flying non-stop between any two cities in the world. Or F-18A/F Superhornets adding significant weapon loads, or up to 30% to flight range. It’s like getting a new generation of aircraft without the multi-billion price tag. Gevo and Los Alamos National Lab have commenced a project to make it […]

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Los Alamos researchers map 3D structure of protein that could boost cellulosic biofuel yields

Los Alamos researchers map 3D structure of protein that could boost cellulosic biofuel yields

May 23, 2017 |

In New Mexico, using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the cost of creating biofuels. The research focused on a class of copper-dependent enzymes called […]

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Los Alamos researchers develop new nanotech for biofuel cell design

Los Alamos researchers develop new nanotech for biofuel cell design

September 28, 2015 |

In New Mexico, in research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Los Alamos researchers and external collaborators synthesized and characterized a new DNA-templated gold nanocluster (AuNC) that could resolve a critical methodological barrier for efficient biofuel cell design. “Enzymatic fuel cells and nanomaterials show great promise—and as they can operate under environmentally […]

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The Promiscuous, the Selective, and Biofuels

The Promiscuous, the Selective, and Biofuels

May 3, 2013 |

A new, potentially game-changing path to biofuels? And what exactly does promiscuity have to do with it? There’s been some potentially world-changing work going on of late at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Guelph and Los Alamos National Laboratory that it’s time for you to know about. And if phrases like “enantioselectivity” or […]

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Los Alamos's magnetic algae project so far successful

Los Alamos's magnetic algae project so far successful

October 21, 2011 |

In New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory researched have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae to investigate alternative, more efficient harvesting and lipid extraction methods for biofuels.  Researchers took a gene that is known to form magnetic nanoparticles in magnetotactic bacteria and expressed it in green algae, where a permanent magnet can be used to separate the […]

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