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  • NREL produces ethylene via photosynthesis

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air. NREL scientists introduced a gene into a cyanobacterium and demonstrated that the organism remained stable ...

  • Team Models Photosynthesis and Finds Room for Improvement

    Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40 percent, researchers report in a new study.The team used a computer model to simulate how adding genes from a type of photosynthetic algae known as cyanobacteria might influence photosynthetic efficiency in plants. Cyanobacteria contain small ...


  • Biofuel from Algae, Six Decades of Photosynthesis Research at UREM 2015 Conference, Day 3

    Bioethanol may be successfully produced from genetically engineered algae, carbon dioxide and sunlight, Kerstin Baier of Algenol Biofuel Germany told the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting on its third and final day 27 March. In fact, 4,000 photo bioreactors taking up two acres of land were turning out the very thing at the company’s ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Rubisco activase best clue for better photosynthesis in fluctuating light

    Scientists and plant breeders who are aiming to improve food production by improving photosynthesis in crop plants, would make a good choice if they chose to change the composition and concentration of the protein Rubisco activase. In conditions where light intensity changes often and strongly, Rubisco activase is an important limiting factor in boosting the photosynthesis process when light ...

  • Is Algae the new green?

    Algae, one of the most abundant and easily cultured organisms on the planet, has a versatile range of uses in the environmental sector. From treating wastewater to providing bio-fuels, this simple organism may be the answer to several environmental problems. Algae are a large and diverse group of simple photosynthetic organisms with approximately 65,000 different species around the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Common Pesticide Reduces Food Value of Algae

    SILVER SPRING, Maryland (ENS) - Researchers with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science have identified negative effects of the commonly used herbicide atrazine on phytoplankton, the free-floating algae that form the base of the food chain for aquatic animals. Published in the current issue of the journal 'Pesticide-Biochemistry and Physiology,' the study indicates protein levels ...

  • Algae PhotoBioreactor`s convert Carbon to Biofuels

    Engineering designers from fishace technologies in Perth, Western Australia have developed a modular APB (Algae Photo Bioreactor) that can be placed at mine sites and power plant facilities to capture up to 85% of greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming. APB’s captured gases include contaminants such as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides. CO2 produced from the combustion of carbon ...

  • Algae could solve world`s fuel crisis

    Genetically modified blue and green algae could be the answer to the world's fuel problems. Bioengineers have already developed algae that produce ethanol, oil and even diesel -- and the only things the organisms need are sunlight, CO2 and seawater. Biochemist Dan Robertson's living gas stations have the dark-green shimmer of oak leaves and are as tiny as E. coli bacteria. Their genetic material ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Aurora Algae Introduces the Industry’s First Photosynthetic Algae-Based Platform for Pharmaceutical, Food, Fuel and Aquaculture Products

    Formerly Aurora Biofuels, the Company Enters the Commercialization Phase with an Expanded Product Portfolio ALAMEDA, Calif. -Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, today introduced the industry’s first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products in the pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, aquaculture and fuels ...


    By Aurora Algae, Inc.

  • OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Hydrogen Harvester Invention

    New Technology Taps Hydrogen Generated by Living Algae LOS ANGELES - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced a new invention that generates hydrogen from living algae, providing an additional energy source from bioreactors. In contrast to previously ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Pilot plant Photanol process operational

    Photanol represents a process in which blue green algae combine photosynthesis with fermentation to convert CO2 under the influence of light in organic products e.g. ethanol, ethylene or lactic acid. After the “proof of concept” was delivered financial government support was obtained to build a pilot plant. This pilot was designed ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Women @ Energy: Lisa Utschig

    Solar energy conversion of water into environmentally clean fuels, such as hydrogen, offers one of the best long-term solutions for meeting future global energy needs. For over 50 years, the Photosynthesis Group at Argonne National Laboratory has been exploring nature’s inherent solar energy capture and conversion capabilities found in the photosynthetic machinery of plants, algae, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Flue Gas-Cultivated Microalgae Made into Biofuels, Health Food, and Skin Care Products

    Researchers at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Tainan, have used flue gas from factory chimneys to cultivate microalgae which can be made into a wide range of biofuels, health food and skin care products. A team, led by Distinguished Professor Jo-Shu Chang at NCKU Department of Chemical Engineering, has collaborated with China Steel Company to ...

  • GMO crops could expect a brighter future

    One of the touchier areas of scientific research – in much of Europe, at least – is the genetic manipulation of food plants, seaweed and algae to try to produce more food or provide better rates of conversion into biofuels. But across the Atlantic genetically-modified crops (GMOs) are increasingly a different story. They are a deeply controversial subject ...


    By Climate News Network

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