Mexican researchers develop biosensors to boost biodiesel production

December 31, 2018 |

In Mexico, researchers from the Autonomous University of Baja California have developed biosensors they say will help improve the efficiency of biodiesel production. The nanostructured sensors can quickly determine the catalytic activity of lipases, a technology that can be applied to other uses of the enzyme such as detergents. The researchers said that the sensors include a thin sensitive film formed by a mixture of nanoparticles and oil, deposited on the vibrating crystal of a microbalance of a crystalline quartz (QCM) or on a strip of plastic.

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