25 Apr '17, 8pm

University researchers sequence fuel-producing green algae

University researchers sequence fuel-producing green algae

The report, in Genome Announcements, is the result of nearly seven years of research, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, AgriLife Research biochemist and principal investigator in College Station. “This alga is colony-forming, which means that a lot of individual cells grow to form a colony. These cells make lots of hydrocarbons and then export them into an extracellular matrix for storage,” Devarenne said. “And these hydrocarbons can be converted into fuels – gasoline, kerosene and diesel, for example, the same way that one converts petroleum into these fuels.” Devarenne said his lab wants to understand not so much how to make fuel, but rather how the alga makes these hydrocarbons, what genes and enzymes are involved and how they function. Sequencing the genome was important because it will help identify all the genes and enzymes in the genome needed for hydrocarbon producti...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/biofuels/researche...

Tweets

Researchers close in on world's first 100% self-charging lithium-ion battery

Researchers close in on world's first 100% self...

inhabitat.com 26 Apr '17, 1pm

can only hold so much power, and must be recharged often. So researchers are developing a device that can harvest energy f...

IBM and National University of Singapore draft ...

finextra.com 26 Apr '17, 1pm

Blockchain is a fast growing area across the globe, with banking, healthcare and the government leading the way in terms o...

Singapore researchers evaluate durability of 4D...

3dprintingindustry.com 26 Apr '17, 3pm

Researchers from Singapore have investigated the durability of 4D printed structures. 4D printing, opposed to 3D, is a ter...

University of Utah - Bookstore:

starbucks.com 29 Apr '17, 11am

Expanded details for University of Utah - Bookstore

eNCA | Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade'

eNCA | Singapore researchers turn water into 'v...

enca.com 21 Apr '17, 7pm

SINGAPORE – It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it's simply water. Researchers in Singapore say they have in...

Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade'

Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual ...

tribune.com.pk 22 Apr '17, 5am

An NUS student tastes a virtual lemonade simulator, which uses electrodes to mimic the flavour and LED lights to imitate t...