Tag: enzyme

University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

University of York researchers lead discovery of valuable enzyme to break down lignocellulose

May 5, 2021 |

In the UK, discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows. Researchers – led by the University of York – have discovered an enzyme in a fungus which can act as a catalyst […]

Read More

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

USask awarded $3.2M towards first-in-Canada engineering biology center for ag innovation

March 7, 2021 |

In Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation will invest $3.2 million in a unique biomanufacturing facility at the University of Saskatchewan that will use cutting-edge “engineering biology” technologies to accelerate agri-food innovation and help address food security needs, including canola varieties as meat and non-animal enzyme alternatives. Developing canola varieties more resistant to climate change, […]

Read More

Brazilian researchers genetically engineer fungus to produce enzyme cocktail for 2G ethanol

Brazilian researchers genetically engineer fungus to produce enzyme cocktail for 2G ethanol

August 18, 2020 |

In Brazil, researchers at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) have genetically engineered a fungus to produce a cocktail of enzymes that break down the carbohydrates in biomass, such as sugarcane trash (tops and leaves) and bagasse, into fermentable sugar for industrially efficient conversion into biofuel. The development of low-cost enzyme […]

Read More

University of Bayreuth discover enzyme for use as biocatalyst

University of Bayreuth discover enzyme for use as biocatalyst

May 25, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered an enzyme that offers great advantages as a biocatalyst. It is eminently suited for the production of natural product-derived drugs that promise a broad spectrum of medical application. Conventional synthesis processes for these substances are very laborious. In the journal ACS Catalysis, researchers from […]

Read More

Researcher develop enzyme from mustard seed waste for laundry and biofuels

Researcher develop enzyme from mustard seed waste for laundry and biofuels

February 27, 2020 |

In the UK, an international team of researchers has developed an enzyme produced from agricultural waste that could be used as an important additive in laundry detergents. By using an enzyme produced from a by-product of mustard seeds, they hope to develop a low-cost naturally derived version of lipase, the second largest commercially produced enzyme, […]

Read More

How algae makes pink pigments relies on key enzyme

How algae makes pink pigments relies on key enzyme

September 21, 2019 |

In Germany, a team from the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology of the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern was able to show how the synthesis of the pink dye phycoerythrobilin works in detail. An enzyme is the key to the color of certain algae. And thus also to their ability […]

Read More

Novozymes opens new office in Kenya

Novozymes opens new office in Kenya

July 7, 2019 |

In Denmark, Novozymes is opening a new office in Nairobi, Kenya in order to expand their presence in East Africa and unlock emerging markets for their enzyme technologies. They hope to reach consumers with their biological enzyme solutions that allow detergent producers to develop better and affordable detergents, breweries to be more efficient at producing […]

Read More

Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

Royal DSM releases eBOOST™ GT yeast technology and eBREAK™ 1000F enzyme for fiber conversion

June 12, 2019 |

In Illinois, Royal DSM is expanding its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for the biofuels industry with the introduction of eBOOST™ GT and a new enzyme for fiber conversion, eBREAK™ 1000F. eBOOST GT, which has been tested and qualified at commercial scale, enables the robustness and yield benefits of eBOOST in starch fermentations with up […]

Read More

GPAT enzyme can accelerate biofuel production from red algae

GPAT enzyme can accelerate biofuel production from red algae

August 18, 2018 |

In Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. A study led by Sousuke Imamura at the Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology […]

Read More

JBEI and Berkley Lab discover enzyme to produce bio-toluene

JBEI and Berkley Lab discover enzyme to produce bio-toluene

March 28, 2018 |

In California, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to petroleum-based toluene, a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of twenty nine million tons per year. […]

Read More