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Karlsruhe researchers discover how cyanobacteria can be modified to produce fuels

Karlsruhe researchers discover how cyanobacteria can be modified to produce fuels

July 2, 2020 |

In Germany, a group of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has discovered that the multicellular species Phormidium lacuna can be genetically modified by natural transformation and could thus produce substances such as ethanol or hydrogen. The technique established by the researchers to modify multicellular cyanobacteria by introducing genetic information opens up a […]

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Russian researchers develop model for biofuel cells using cyanobacteria

Russian researchers develop model for biofuel cells using cyanobacteria

June 3, 2020 |

In Russia, researchers from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” have developed a model of biofuel cell for electricity generation using cyanobacteria. The developers created and tested a model of a biofuel cell for the photogeneration of electricity based on cyanobacteria. Researchers focused on the design and optimization of nanostructured anodes on which life cells were […]

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Scientists uncover how cyanobacteria converts CO2 so efficiently

Scientists uncover how cyanobacteria converts CO2 so efficiently

February 9, 2020 |

In Germany, a research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum revealed the secret of how cyanobacteria converts CO2 which makes it possible to use the information to improve the production of sustainable fuels for example. By analyzing the molecular structure of the complex using cryo-electron microscopy in combination with computer simulations and other biochemical experiments, the team […]

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Advanced Algal Systems: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Cyanobacteria

Advanced Algal Systems: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Cyanobacteria

February 3, 2020 |

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Bioenergy Technology Incubator 2 project is looking at how to directly produce ‘drop in’ ready biofuel (ethyl or methyl laurate) by cyanobacteria using CO2, water, and light as the main inputs. Check out the latest results of this project like the successful production and excretion of methyl […]

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Production & Purification of Cosmetic Ingredients: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to HelioBioSys’ Cyanobacterial Metabolites

Production & Purification of Cosmetic Ingredients: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to HelioBioSys’ Cyanobacterial Metabolites

December 25, 2019 |

Cyanobacteria are interesting little organisms. They have the highest photosynthetic efficiency of all organisms. They were the first O2 producing photosynthesizers. But the big question is how to get these natural little guys to help with bioindustrial processes and a circular economy? Just ask David Smernoff of HelioBioSys who shared this presentation about how they […]

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Uppsala University produce butanol from cyanobacteria

Uppsala University produce butanol from cyanobacteria

July 29, 2019 |

In Sweden, researchers at Uppsala University have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy, without needing to use solar cells. This has been presented in a new study published in the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science. The knowledge and ability to modify cyanobacteria so they […]

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Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

June 11, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher from the University of Turku has determined how the use of cyanobacteria and other tiny blue-algae interact with wastewater that not only cleans the water but also produces feedstock for biodiesel production. Of the different kinds of wastewaters tested, municipal wastewater was found to create the most fats in the bacteria […]

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Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

Idaho National Laboratory researcher finds new way to produce cyanobacteria

May 9, 2019 |

In Idaho, a researcher at Idaho National Laboratory has developed a way to grow blue-green algae – known as cyanobacteria – for bioenergy. The process could also help clean up water from wastewater treatment plants. Blue-green algae blooms can clog waterways around the world, from estuaries in Florida to the Mississippi River Basin to lakes […]

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DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

DOE researchers look at circadian clock of fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria

April 2, 2019 |

In Washington state, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria might not complain about jet lag. But like humans, their physiologies adhere to a roughly 24-hour cycle of behavioral patterns in the absence of external cues. Organisms that experience recurring day and night cycles have evolved a biochemical oscillator or circadian clock. This clock determines which activities, from […]

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German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

February 4, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and animals. It was published in the journal Nature Communications on Friday. […]

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