Tag: UCSD

UC San Diego students studying biofuel use in space

UC San Diego students studying biofuel use in space

July 15, 2013 |

In California, the UCSD Microgravity Team has been accepted into NASA’s Microgravity University program to pursue research involving biofuel combustion in near zero-gravity conditions. Microgravity University, or the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, offers undergraduate student teams the opportunity to propose, design, and fly their own experiments aboard the “Vomit Comet” aircraft. The UCSD […]

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New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and biobased product demands

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and biobased product demands

May 6, 2013 |

In California, UC San Diego announced that 12 scientists report that new discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our […]

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Search for edible Malarial vaccine leads to other potential medical uses for algae

Search for edible Malarial vaccine leads to other potential medical uses for algae

April 25, 2013 |

In California, biologists at UC San Diego are looking to answer whether or not scientists can rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine. A study published on Monday demonstrated that the answer is “not yet.” However, the same method may work as a vaccine against a wide […]

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California algae research project utilizes powerful harvesting technology

California algae research project utilizes powerful harvesting technology

April 22, 2013 |

In California, an algae research project conducted by the University of California and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has utilized a harvest system which processes up to 9000 gallons of algae-laden water per minute at a 95% capture rate, yielding up to 20% algae concentrations. The project utilizes World Water Works’ Algae Harvesting Technology Optimized […]

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Researchers reach record performance for ethanol-based fuel cells

Researchers reach record performance for ethanol-based fuel cells

June 7, 2012 |

In California, researchers at the Center for Energy Research at UC San Diego recently demonstrated the best performance for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) operating directly on ethanol without external reformation. A peak power density of + 400 mW/cm2 was achieved at 800°C with air and a fuel containing 7.3 volume percent ethanol, a power […]

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Re-engineering a plant's bio-clock: new research

Re-engineering a plant's bio-clock: new research

July 15, 2011 |

In California, U.C. San Diego researchers have discovered a protein complex that regulates plant growth, which they call the “evening complex”, as it regulates they rhythmic growth of plants during the night. The biologists can now show how this protein complex is intricately coordinated through the biological clock with the genes that promote stem elongation […]

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On the Move in Biofuels: Coskata, Sapphire

On the Move in Biofuels: Coskata, Sapphire

[ 1 ] January 17, 2011 |

In Abu Dhabi, Coskata CMO Wes Bolsen is among the speakers next week at the World Future Energy Summit, providing an overview of the commercialization efforts of the advanced biofuels industry around the world, at an event that draws more than 25,000 business leaders. In California, Sapphire Energy CEO Dr. Jason Pyle and algal fuels […]

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