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'Hoarding' resources in the same location encourages more efficient chemical reactions. Someday, we could use this system to enhance the production of rubber, biofuels, and other commodities.

By By Igor Houwat, Bryan Ferlez

The new synthetic biology tools allow to produce both terpenoids and oil, a biofuel resource, in plant leaves.

By By Igor Houwat, Radin Sadre, Bjoern Hamberger; Banner image by Radin Sadre

The new methods let scientists assemble the factories on demand and insert custom molecules inside them for further processing. The aim is to eventually design sustainable medical, industrial, or energy applications.

By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen, Jeff Plegaria, Bryan Ferlez

The system lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, factors that currently hold back biofuels from being widely adopted.

By By Igor Houwat, Zhi-Yan (Rock Du)

The Kerfeld lab announces two new methods for manipulating bacterial factories for biotech aims: one is to screen and extract the factories, the other is to predictably insert custom enzymes in them.

By By Igor Houwat, Andrew Hagen; Banner of cyanobacteria by MSU CABS

The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.

By By Igor Houwat, Eric Poliner

Atsuko Kanazawa reflects on collaborative projects in West Africa that contribute to local food security, like identifying drought-resistant beans or supporting women-run experimental farms.

By By Atsuko Kanazawa, Igor Houwat, Cynthia Donovan; Banner Image by Atsuko Kanazawa

The cooperative works like an assembly line and is relatively cheap to run. Future products could include medicine, even food for Martian outposts.

By Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss

Scientists are learning how bacterial nanofactories are constructed in nature. Recent experiments show we could engineer their building blocks into new structures, for useful applications.

By Igor Houwat, Eric Young

“Feed the Future," funded by USAID, engages universities, institutions, and private organizations in the US, Africa, and Central/South America to improve legume management on local farms. 

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