Tag: Sandia Lab

Sandia researchers demo bioengineered bacteria to reduce cellulosic biomaterial production costs

Sandia researchers demo bioengineered bacteria to reduce cellulosic biomaterial production costs

May 17, 2018 |

In New Mexico, Sandia Lab asks, what does jet fuel have in common with pantyhose and plastic soda bottles? They’re all products currently derived from petroleum. Sandia National Laboratories scientists have demonstrated a new technology based on bioengineered bacteria that could make it economically feasible to produce all three from renewable plant sources. Piecing together […]

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Sandia lab working with HelioBioSys to scale up cyanobacteria production

Sandia lab working with HelioBioSys to scale up cyanobacteria production

August 21, 2017 |

In California, a Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories is helping HelioBioSys Inc. learn whether farming them on a large scale would be successful. HelioBioSys founders say they chose to grow […]

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Sandia lab looks to use polluted sea as test bed for algae production

Sandia lab looks to use polluted sea as test bed for algae production

August 8, 2017 |

In California, Sandia National Laboratories is testing whether one of California’s largest and most polluted lakes can transform into one of its most productive and profitable. Southern California’s 350-square-mile Salton Sea has well-documented problems related to elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Algae thrives on these elements — a fact that causes […]

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Sandia Lab developing technology to help algae ponds recover from crashes

Sandia Lab developing technology to help algae ponds recover from crashes

April 17, 2013 |

In New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories is developing a suite of complementary technologies to help the emerging algae industry detect and quickly recover from algal pond crashes, an obstacle to large-scale algae cultivation for future biofuels. Because of the way algae is grown and produced in most algal ponds, they are prone to attack by […]

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