Tag: protein

Danish scientists map out castor to find many more challenges lie

Danish scientists map out castor to find many more challenges lie

October 30, 2013 |

In Denmark, a team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark along with researchers from Brazil have succeeded in mapping proteins of the bean, and thus it may now be possible to alter the bean’s structure in order to get even more out of the bean than today. The researcher’s work however shows that […]

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Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

Researchers discover protein that helps plants tolerate drought, flooding, other stresses

August 20, 2013 |

In New Hampshire, a team including Dartmouth researchers have uncovered a protein that plays a vital role in how plant roots use water and nutrients, a key step in improving the production and quality of crops and biofuels.  Plant roots use their endodermis, or inner skin, as a cellular gatekeeper to control the efficient use […]

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Tennessee researchers say heat-loving bacteria could be key to next-gen biofuels

Tennessee researchers say heat-loving bacteria could be key to next-gen biofuels

July 5, 2012 |

In Tennessee, the identification of key proteins in a group of heat-loving bacteria by researchers at the Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center could help light a fire under next-generation biofuel production. Scientists have long been on the hunt for cost-effective ways to break down complex plant material such as switchgrass in order to access sugars […]

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Researchers develop pathway to produce power from proteins

Researchers develop pathway to produce power from proteins

May 16, 2012 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Leeds have developed an electrode capable of controlling the biochemical reactions needed for biofuel cells to produce large amounts of electricity and are now applying the same technique to a catalytic membrane. The hope is that the membrane may be capable of converting proteins into electricity by […]

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PetroAlgae proteins can be utilized at 100 percent for tilapia feed

PetroAlgae proteins can be utilized at 100 percent for tilapia feed

[ 0 ] November 5, 2010 |

In Florida, a third party study done by the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Idaho has found that PetroAlgae protein concentrate (PPC) produced as a co-product along with the renewable fuel feedstock by the company’s micro-crop technology system can replace menhaden fishmeal protein at levels up to 100% in feeds for tilapia. The […]

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