Tag: Purdue University

Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

Purdue researchers develop engineered proteins to improve biomanufacturing

June 14, 2018 |

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers have developed a series of engineered proteins that could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels, pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals. The buildup of toxic materials during the production process can damage cell health and typically lowers the overall amount of product that is made. Few tools are available to […]

Read More

Purdue gets $6.5 million from ARPA-Energy for sorghum research

Purdue gets $6.5 million from ARPA-Energy for sorghum research

June 25, 2015 |

In Indiana, Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel. The grant is among six Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture awards nationwide from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The projects are focused on accelerating […]

Read More

Purdue researchers look at spinach as biofuel feedstock

Purdue researchers look at spinach as biofuel feedstock

July 24, 2014 |

In Indiana, Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes.

Read More

Purdue University and the U.S. Navy Join Forces to Convert to Renewable Energy

Purdue University and the U.S. Navy Join Forces to Convert to Renewable Energy

May 12, 2014 |

  In Indiana, Purdue University and the U.S. Navy are working to help the military use alternative energy sources. The recently signed agreement will encourage the use of renewable energy in both the Nave and U.S. Marine Corps. The project hopes to convert up to 50 percent of the Navy and Marine Corps energy needs […]

Read More

Purdue researchers launch spin-off with innovative cellulosic processes

Purdue researchers launch spin-off with innovative cellulosic processes

March 27, 2014 |

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers are launching a company focusing on an innovative process that could revolutionize how lignocellulosic biomass is used to make biofuels and other bio-based products and chemicals. Spero Energy Inc., which is based in the Purdue Research Park, will be led by Mahdi Abu-Omar, the R.B. Wetherill Professor of Chemistry and Chemical […]

Read More

Indiana high school students get Purdue University soy biodiesel kits

Indiana high school students get Purdue University soy biodiesel kits

December 18, 2012 |

In Indiana, high school students now have the opportunity to make soy biodiesel from the vegetable oil found on grocery store shelves right in their science classrooms, thanks to the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA). The Soy Biodiesel Chemistry Kit was developed by Purdue University researchers and education professionals through funding from ISA, the Indiana soybean […]

Read More