Technical University of Denmark (DTU) scientists have engineered E. coli cells into producing large quantities of serine. (This link has a very informative sidebar.) Serine is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important chemicals. In fact, serine has been mentioned as one of the 30 most promising biological substances […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) researchers have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a ‘one-pot’ method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. LBNL’s achievement is a critical step in making biofuels a viable competitor to fossil fuels by streamlining the production process. The achievement is a critical step in […]

An international team of bioengineers has boosted the ability of bacteria to produce isopentenol, a compound with desirable gasoline properties. Isopentenol is a five-carbon alcohol that is a highly promising candidate for biogasoline, but, like other short-chained alcohols, is toxic to E.coli at commercial levels of fuel production. The finding, published in mBio®, the online […]

Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has reported, for the first time, the development of a novel strategy for microbial gasoline production through the metabolic engineering of E. coli bacteria. The Institute’s scientists succeeded in producing 580 mg […]

LS9, with a fresh $30 million in hand is planning to ready LS9’s lead products for commercial production and support additional development and growth programs. Raising money in 2010 was tough, but all of LS9’s big investors returned for a fourth financing round plus the huge BlackRock in New York joined in.  A year ago […]

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