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A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2017
Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.
Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions
Meredith Richardson, Praveen Kumar | Jun 30, 2017
The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.
Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterium Could Cut Biofuel Costs
Jenny Rood | Feb 2, 2015
can live on nitrogen gas, potentially cutting costs and environmental waste in biofuel production.
Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat
Kate Yandell | Oct 2, 2014
Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.
Week in Review: June 2–6
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2014
The malnourished microbiome; innate immunity and beige fat; tools for stem cell self-renewal; predicting tomorrow’s PIs; MERS update
Engineered Microbe Could Ease Switch to Grass
Kate Yandell | Jun 2, 2014
Researchers modify a heat-loving bacterium so it can produce biofuel from switchgrass directly, with no need for costly chemical and enzymatic treatments.
Microbial Fuel Factories
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
An archaeon takes the first steps toward making a liquid fuel from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas.
Jef Akst | May 29, 2012
Enzyme-coated electrodes turn the tiny invertebrate into a powerful fuel cell.
The Promise of Panda Poop
Jef Akst | Aug 30, 2011
The dung of the bamboo-loving bears contains bacteria that could be the next best thing for biofuels production.