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  • A protective shield for sensitive enzymes in biofuel cells

    Science Daily. - September 17, 2018

    Researchers have developed a new mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen as biocatalysts in fuel cells. The enzymes, known as hydrogenases, are just as efficient as precious metal catalysts, but unstable when they come into contact with oxygen. They are therefore not yet suitable for…

  • Barriers and opportunities in renewable biofuels production

    Science Daily. - September 11, 2018

    Researchers have identified two main challenges for renewable biofuel production from cheap sources. First, lowering the cost of developing microbial cell factories, and second, establishing more efficient methods for hydrolysis of biomass to sugars for fermentation.

  • Breakthrough could see bacteria used as cell factories to produce biofuels

    Science Daily. - August 29, 2018

    Biologists have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of biotechnical applications including the production of biofuels and vaccines.

  • A switch to turn fragrances on and off

    Science Daily. - August 21, 2018

    Scientists have discovered the switch in plants that turns off production of terpenoids -- carbon-rich compounds that play roles in plant physiology and are used by humans in everything from fragrances and flavorings to biofuels and pharmaceuticals.

  • Harnessing energy from algae: Enzyme could help accelerate biofuel production

    Science Daily. - August 17, 2018

    Researchers have homed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.

  • How to protect yeast from damage in biofuel production

    Science Daily. - August 09, 2018

    Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel. Researchers have identified two changes to a single gene that can make the yeast tolerate the pretreatment chemicals.

  • EPA to keep pursuing biofuel changes under new leadership: Wheeler

    Reuters. - July 24, 2018

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation's biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual bi…

  • EPA wants '50-state' fix for auto efficiency, seeks biofuel reforms

    Reuters. - July 24, 2018

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday that the agency wanted a "50-state solution" to the nation's vehicle emissions standards and would also pursue reforms to the country's biofuel policy.

  • Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car

    Science Daily. - July 18, 2018

    The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the algae's potenti…

  • EPA scraps detailed plan to force U.S. refiners to blend more biofuels

    Reuters. - July 11, 2018

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ditched a detailed plan that would have forced refiners to blend more biofuels into their gasoline and diesel in 2019 to compensate for volumes likely to be exempted under the agency's small refinery hardship waiver program, according to newly …