Researchers Create First Synthetic Cellulosome in Yeast
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside (UCR) Professor of Chemical Engineering Wilfred Chen has constructed for the first time a synthetic cellulosome in yeast, which is much more ...
Pioneering research produces industrially vital chemical through engineered bacteria
A team of South Korean scientists have succeeded in engineering the bacterium E. coli to produce the industrial chemical putrescine. The research, published in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, provides a rene ...
How a Solar-Hydrogen Economy Could Supply the World's Energy Needs
Renewable energies will benefit US workers
Expansion of renewable energies should appreciably improve the health status of the 700,000 US workers employed in the energy sector, according to a commentary by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers, in Milwaukee. Their ...
Researchers Develop New Geobacter Microbe Strain to Produce More Electricity, Open New Applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- In their most recent experiments with Geobacter, the sediment-loving microbe whose hairlike filaments help it to produce electric current from mud and wastewater, Derek Lovley and colleagues at the ...
Britain launches renewables drive to cut emissions
Britain announced plans Wednesday to slash emissions with a huge increase in the use of renewable energy to generate one third of the country's electricity needs by 2020.
Camelina jet fuel could cut carbon emissions by 84 percent
The seeds of a lowly weed could cut jet fuel's cradle-to-grave carbon emissions by 84 percent.
World's first as fuel cell aircraft takes off in Germany
The world's first piloted aircraft capable of taking to the air using only power from fuel cells took off in Germany Tuesday, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions, its makers said.
Plant making gas from wood opens in Austria
A new plant that produces gas from wood was opened in Austria on Wednesday, paving the way towards new possibilities in renewable energy.
Biomass as a source of raw materials
For the protection of the environment, and because of the limited amount of fossil fuels available, renewable resources, such as specially cultivated plants, wood scraps, and other plant waste, are becoming the focus of considerable ...
Chicago Installs Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
Americans support action on global warming despite economic crisis
Even in the midst of a growing economic crisis last fall, over 90 percent of Americans said that the United States should act to reduce global warming, according to a national survey released today by researchers at Yale ...
Sweden unveils 'ambitious' clean energy strategy
Sweden's government on Wednesday presented what it described as Europe's "most ambitious" strategy to improve energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Singapore-made biofuel to run cars in Europe, North America
Diesel made from palm oil, vegetable oil and animal fat in Singapore may soon be powering cars in Europe and North America, Finland's Neste Oil said Friday.