Tag: cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

Cyanobacteria biofilm that produces ethylene, cool car, kicks, and shades all biobased, cell-based meat brisket, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of October 22nd

October 21, 2020 |

Madonna’s lyrics “Cause we are living in a material world, And I am a material girl” come to mind when looking at the hottest innovations of the week. From a biobased car made with coconut fiber, horsehair, and flax, to cool kicks made from sugarcane and algae, we live in a material world that is […]

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Finnish researchers overcome cyanobacteria-based ethylene hurdle

Finnish researchers overcome cyanobacteria-based ethylene hurdle

October 19, 2020 |

In Finland, researchers at the University of Turku have created a cyanobacteria biofilm that produced ethylene—a major building block of the chemical industry—for more than a month. The team genetically engineered cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 to produce ethylene by inserting a gene for ethylene-forming enzyme acquired from Pseudomonas syringae. The only inputs were sunlight […]

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Cyanobacteria as green catalysts in biotech, researchers turn off unnecessary energy consumer

Cyanobacteria as green catalysts in biotech, researchers turn off unnecessary energy consumer

October 11, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers from the Technical University Graz and the RUB were able to increase the catalytic activity of cyanobacteria and makes them more attractive for biotechnological use, where they could be used with targeted enzymes as eco-friendly and readily available biocatalysts for the production of new chemicals. Cyanobacteria, which – although they color water […]

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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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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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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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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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University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

University of East Anglia seeking student to apply machine learning to cyanobacteria research

July 5, 2018 |

In the UK, the University of East Anglia is searching for a first level researcher to apply machine learning approaches to investigate cyanobacterial metabolism and identify optimal pathways and metabolic fluxes for compound production. The student will test these outcomes by generating appropriate mutants and measuring growth and compound production of these strains in small […]

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