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ENGINEERING XYLOSE METABOLISM IN THRAUSTOCHYTRID T18

Thraustochytrids are heterotrophic, oleaginous, marine protists with a significant potential for biofuel production. High-value co-products...

All Aboard the Jungle Express!

ALL ABOARD THE JUNGLE EXPRESS!

By Lida Gifford In the quest to find the key to a rainforest dwelling bacterium's lignin-degrading ability, researchers at the Department...

 
 
 

HIGH-VALUE BIOMASS FROM MICROALGAE PRODUCTION PLATFORMS: STRATEGIES AND PROGRESS BASED ON CARBON METABOLISM AND ENERGY CONVERSION

Microalgae are capable of producing sustainable bioproducts and biofuels by using carbon dioxide or other carbon substances in various...

SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY ENZYME THAT COULD ACCELERATE BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology report on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase family as...

 
 
 

COMPLEX NETWORKS IDENTIFY GENES FOR BIOFUEL CROPS

To improve biofuel production, scientists must understand the fundamental interactions that lead to the expression of key traits in...

THE PRIMARY TRANSCRIPTOME OF THE FAST-GROWING CYANOBACTERIUM SYNECHOCOCCUS ELONGATUS UTEX 2973

Cyanobacteria have shown promising potential for the production of various biofuels and chemical feedstocks. Synechococcus elongatus...

 
 
 

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND METABOLIC ENGINEERING IN MICROALGAE TOWARDS BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

In the wake of the uprising global energy crisis, microalgae have emerged as an alternate feedstock for biofuel production. In addition,...

 
 
 

STEPWISE METABOLIC ENGINEERING OF ESCHERICHIA COLI TO PRODUCE TRIACYLGLYCEROL RICH IN MEDIUM-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS

Triacylglycerols rich in medium-chain fatty acids are valuable feedstocks for biofuels and chemicals. Natural sources of TAGs rich...

GROWTH PROMOTION OF THREE MICROALGAE, CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII, CHLORELLA VULGARIS AND EUGLENA GRACILIS, BY IN SITU INDIGENOUS BACTERIA IN WASTEWATER EFFLUENT

Microalgae are a promising biomass feedstock for biofuels production. The use of wastewater effluent as a nutrient medium would improve...

 
 
 

REVOLUTIONIZING THE JET FUEL INDUSTRY WITH BIOFUEL MADE FROM OILSEED

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner roared down the runway before sailing serenely up into the skies over Los Angeles International Airport....

Faster, Cheaper, Better: A New Way to Synthesize DNA

FASTER, CHEAPER, BETTER: A NEW WAY TO SYNTHESIZE DNA

Sebastian Palluk and Daniel Arlow of the Joint BioEnergy Institute have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences. In the rapidly...

 
 
 
New Machine Learning Approach Could Accelerate Bioengineering

NEW MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH COULD ACCELERATE BIOENGINEERING

A new approach developed by Zak Costello and Hector Garcia Martin brings the the speed and analytic power of machine learning to bioengineering....

BIO's 2018 Renewable Chemical Report Now Available

BIO'S 2018 RENEWABLE CHEMICAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

In a piece for Biofuels Digest , BIO's Executive Vice President, Industrial & Environmental Section, Brent Erickson shares BIO's 2018...

 
 
 
Earth Day: Biotechnology to Save the Planet

EARTH DAY: BIOTECHNOLOGY TO SAVE THE PLANET

To understand the significance of Earth Day, it's important to understand how it was first established. As Jim Greenwood wrote in a...

WOOD FORMATION MODEL TO FUEL PROGRESS IN BIOENERGY, PAPER, NEW APPLICATIONS

Need stronger timber, better biofuels or new sources of green chemicals? A systems biology model developed over decades of research...

 
 
 

GREENER AND CHEAPER TECHNIQUE FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

A research team has found that a natural bacterium isolated from mushroom crop residue can directly convert cellulose to biobutanol,...

Sewage Sludge Leads to Biofuels Breakthrough

SEWAGE SLUDGE LEADS TO BIOFUELS BREAKTHROUGH

This lake in Berkeley, California was one source of the toluene-producing enzyme discovered in the JBEI study. By Christina Procopiou Researchers...

 
 
 

THE PROMISING FUTURE OF MICROALGAE: CURRENT STATUS, CHALLENGES, AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SUSTAINABLE AND RENEWABLE INDUSTRY FOR BIOFUELS, FEED, AND OTHER PRODUCTS

Microalgae have recently attracted considerable interest worldwide, due to their extensive application potential in the renewable energy,...

THE SECRET TO TRIPLING THE NUMBER OF GRAINS IN SORGHUM AND PERHAPS OTHER STAPLE CROPS

A simple genetic modification can triple the grain number of sorghum, a drought-tolerant plant that is an important source of food,...