Tag: red algae

GPAT enzyme can accelerate biofuel production from red algae

GPAT enzyme can accelerate biofuel production from red algae

August 18, 2018 |

In Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. A study led by Sousuke Imamura at the Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology […]

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Malaysian researchers looking at red algae for biofuel production

Malaysian researchers looking at red algae for biofuel production

December 24, 2014 |

In Malaysia, researchers at the Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur are working with red algae to determine its suitability as feedstock for ethanol production. The species being tested is native to South Korea. Producing ethanol from agar, a byproduct after the algae is cooked, remains very expensive, however.  

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Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

May 13, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed gene sequencing Galdieria sulphuraria, a type of red algae that grows inside active volcanoes and in hot spring sulfur deposits in Iceland. The team discovered that the enzymes that make the algae able to survive in such conditions were “stolen” from bacteria enzymes. Biofuels researchers may […]

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