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Engineering a better biofuel

While the bacteria E. coli is often considered a bad bug, researchers commonly use laboratory-adapted E. coli that lacks the features that can make humans sick, but can grow just as fast. That same quality allows it to transform ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Opinion: Can we save the algae biofuel industry?

Algal biofuels are in trouble. This alternative fuel source could help reduce overall carbon emissions without taking land from food production, like many crop-based biofuels do. But several major companies including Shell ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Scientists brew jet fuel in one-pot recipe

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a "one-pot" method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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