There are 27 item(s) tagged with the keyword "green solutions".
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- 1. New ways to control bacterial factories for future biotech uses
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
- 2. [VIDEO] New biofuel production system powered by a community of algae and fungi
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)
- 3. Scientists find new methods to control bacterial factories for biotech aims
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
- 4. A new DNA editing toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis
The alga Nannochloropsis is increasingly of interest for the production of biofuels and other oil-based chemicals.
- By By Igor Houwat, Eric Poliner
- 5. Reflections from "Feed the Future" conference in Burkina Faso
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
- 6. Better together: a bacteria community creates biodegradable plastic with sunlight
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
- 7. Perspectives on building nanofactories for energy and medical uses
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
- 8. PhotosynQ at Feed the Future Conference in Burkina Faso [LINK]
“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.
- 9. Introducing PhotosynQ to Scientists in West Africa [LINK]
A blog post by Dan TerAvest on a workshop with researchers from across West Africa in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with support from the McKnight Foundation.
- 10. A new chloroplast 'app' for making biofuels
In addition to doing photosynthesis, the chloroplast is the source of up to 10% of seed oil production in plants. Scientists are experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels.
- By Igor Houwat, Kun Wang, Christoph Benning
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