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Oklahoma State University receives patent for biofuel co-fermentation process

Oklahoma State University receives patent for biofuel co-fermentation process

February 24, 2022 |

In Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University was recently issued a patent that could significantly increase biofuel and chemical yields while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.  A professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering created a new co-fermentation method that turns sugars into alcohols, organic acids and ketones without the environmental impact.  This co-fermentation process adds naturally occurring microorganisms […]

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Oklahoma State University wins $3.1 million grant to study GHG emissions of sorghum

Oklahoma State University wins $3.1 million grant to study GHG emissions of sorghum

February 18, 2020 |

In Oklahoma, a recent $3.1 million grant awarded to Oklahoma State University to study greenhouse gas emissions is expected to help sorghum farmers save money and improve the industry’s sustainable field management practices. The three-state research project approved under the SMARTFARM program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is headed […]

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Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

May 13, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed gene sequencing Galdieria sulphuraria, a type of red algae that grows inside active volcanoes and in hot spring sulfur deposits in Iceland. The team discovered that the enzymes that make the algae able to survive in such conditions were “stolen” from bacteria enzymes. Biofuels researchers may […]

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