Synthego: Transforming the energy sector with CRISPR
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 13, 2019
New technology is required to increase bioenergy production. CRISPR may be the answer.
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 and 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
Ethanol-producing Zymomonas mobilis 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 5, 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.
Electrified Snail
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.
State budget threatens collaboration
Tia Ghose | Jun 15, 2011
A proposed Wisconsin budget would bar state universities from sharing data through a high-speed network.
The Coming Health Crisis
Samuel S. Myers and Aaron Bernstein | Jan 1, 2011
Indirect effects of global climate change threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. The very uncertainty that shrouds this issue must serve as an organizing principle for adaptation to its ill effects.