Bacteria Use Hydrogen, Carbon Dioxide to Produce Electricity

Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon. They studied a relative of G. metallireducens called Geobacter ... Lees verder »

Fuel from thin air, and beyond light

This week in California, a research team from Shota Atsumi’s lab at the University of California, Davis have reported that they engineered Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, to grow without the nee... Lees verder »

Artificial Forest for Solar Water-Splitting

Scientists at the United States Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have reported the first fully integrated nanosystem for artificial photosynthesis. This “artificial forest” could be an important advan... Lees verder »

The journal Biotechnology for Biofuels reported a 2.6-fold increase in cellulosic ethanol yield with a genetically engineered switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) that produces high levels of a genetic repressor.

The journal Biotechnology for Biofuels reported a 2.6-fold increase in cellulosic ethanol yield with a genetically engineered switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) that produces high levels of a genetic repressor.  Source: Crop Biotech Update... Lees verder »

Potential of Outdoor Cultivation of Macroalgae for Biodiesel Production

A team of Chinese researchers reported in the journal Bioresource Technology the results of a study that evaluated the feasibility of producing biodiesel from macroalgae - Chlorella sp. (FACHB-1748)- under outdoor conditions using urea ... Lees verder »

Tobacco may find additional market as biofuels crop

Res earchers at the University of California are engineering tobacco plants to produce oil for use as biofuel feedstock . The researchers hope that the results of the three-year, $4.8 million ARPA-E project known as PETRO, Plants Engineered... Lees verder »

Joint research in Oklahoma looks to the sun to boost energy content in biofuel

Southern Nazarene University (SNU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) are collaborating to investigate the possibility of using sunlight as a way of enriching the energy content of biofuel. The primary goal for this summer is to develop a method... Lees verder »

Pew releases clean energy investment report

The Pew Charitable Trusts has published the 2012 edition of its “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” report. The analysis offers an update of Pew’s reports tracking clean energy investments over the past nine years. Und... Lees verder »

Algen: dé eiwitbron van de cleantech toekomst

“ 20 Ton droge stof per hectare, 10 ton eiwit. Algen geproduceerd met reststromen (warmte, meststoffen en CO2) hebben nu al een enorme potentie om als eiwitbron van de toekomst te fungeren. Deze bron van eiwit zou in potentie een deel van d... Lees verder »

Heliae debuts Volaris, for algae at scale

Heliae is announcing the launch of its new microalgae production platform, Volaris. Volaris is the result of five years of targeted innovation, investment and commitment to delivering a commercially validated technology platform for producing hig... Lees verder »
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