Tag: Arizona State University

ASU researchers develop algae strain that can clean arsenic from drinking water

ASU researchers develop algae strain that can clean arsenic from drinking water

January 2, 2022 |

In Arizona, a team of biomedical engineering students at Arizona State University engineered microalgae to bind arsenic in water, reduce it and sequester the toxic contamination. The ASU team developed a strain of mutant algae that significantly captures arsenic in tandem with a filter system. While more than 99% of Arizonans who obtain drinking water […]

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Arizona State University researcher describes microorganisms chain elongation processes

Arizona State University researcher describes microorganisms chain elongation processes

February 23, 2021 |

In Arizona, a researcher from Arizona State University describes for the first time how the chain elongation processes are carried out by microorganisms under normal conditions in soil. The work promises to shed new light on these poorly understood processes in nature, allowing researchers to better leverage them to convert organic sources like food waste […]

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Arizona State University researchers get $4.5 million from DOE for bioenergy projects

Arizona State University researchers get $4.5 million from DOE for bioenergy projects

November 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two ASU research teams are among the grantees, with the grants to ASU totaling about $4.5 million. The two teams are headed by Wim Vermaas, Foundation Professor in the School […]

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From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough on breaking down xylose

Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough on breaking down xylose

July 3, 2017 |

In Arizona, researchers at Arizona State University wanted to squeeze out more energy from xylose sugars. To do so, they challenged E. coli bacteria that could thrive comfortably on glucose — and switch out the growth medium broth to grow solely on xylose. The bacteria would be forced to adapt to the new food supply […]

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