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Researchers develop mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen

Researchers develop mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen

September 17, 2018 |

In Germany, an international team of researchers has developed a new mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen as biocatalysts in fuel cells. The enzymes, known as hydrogenases, are just as efficient as precious metal catalysts, but unstable when they come into contact with oxygen. They are therefore not yet suitable for technological applications. The new […]

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8 Top Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in Biofuels

8 Top Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in Biofuels

October 13, 2015 |

Oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some. But in the Advanced Bioeconomy, oxygen is not your friend — it could be an existential threat.  In today’s Part II, another 4 workarounds. Part I of this story can be found here. In the advanced bioeconomy, the Big, Bad Barrier is the Oxygen Problem. That […]

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8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy

October 12, 2015 |

In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour without some. In the Bioeconomy Cinematic Universe, oxygen is harder than steel, heavier than a black hole, and higher than the Himalayas. Here’s the why and what’s being done about it. At some stage during any conference on energy transportation, someone will […]

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Biofuels’ 10 scariest challenges: Part 2 of 2

Biofuels’ 10 scariest challenges: Part 2 of 2

August 21, 2013 |

Upstream, downstream, processing, policy, finance – opportunities and challenges abound in the bioeconomy – but which challenges are the most intractable and daunting of them all? In today’s part 1, #5 through #1. They go via various aliases — naysayers, pessimists, The Party of No, doom-and-gloom’ers, realists, skeptics, and so on. For almost every aspect […]

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