Tag: University of Texas

University of Texas at Austin researchers create enzyme to break down plastics quickly

University of Texas at Austin researchers create enzyme to break down plastics quickly

May 10, 2022 |

In Texas, an enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published in Nature, could help solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: what to do […]

Read More

University of Texas researchers produce alcohol fuels using organic semiconductor

University of Texas researchers produce alcohol fuels using organic semiconductor

September 20, 2016 |

In Texas, chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst. In this proof-of-concept study, the researchers provide insights into the unique behavior […]

Read More

University of Texas researcher gets $15 million for two switchgrass biofuel studies

University of Texas researcher gets $15 million for two switchgrass biofuel studies

October 21, 2015 |

In Texas, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin will receive two grants totaling $15 million to study a native prairie grass, including how it can become a sustainable source of bioenergy amid global climate change. Tom Juenger, a professor of integrative biology, will lead scientists from multiple institutions — including federal agencies, […]

Read More

Algae harvest and conversion streamlined by University of Texas project

Algae harvest and conversion streamlined by University of Texas project

November 5, 2012 |

In Texas, algae can now be harvested, dewatered, and converted into biodiesel in a one-step process using resins, thanks to a recent project at the University of Texas at Austin. The use of Amberlite anion exchange resins have simplified the process and may be able to significantly lower the costs of processing algae. Researcher Martin […]

Read More