Northwestern University synthetic biologists have developed a new rapid-prototyping system to accelerate the design of biological systems, reducing the time to produce sustainable biomanufacturing products from months to weeks. As global challenges like population growth and energy security intensify, the need for low-cost biofuels and bioproducts – like medicines and materials – produced using sustainable […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of California, Davis chemists are one step closer to recreating nature’s most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University also contributed to this study. This new development may help clear the path for the hydrogen fuel industry to move into a […]

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) researchers leading an international collaboration have developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into their single sugar components, a critical process in producing green fuel. The research group published their results in the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research. The breakdown process […]

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have used nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy to probe the hydrogen bonds that modulate the chemical reactivity of enzymes, catalysts and biomimetic complexes. The technique could lead to the development of better catalysts for use in a wide range of fields. The team’s research findings were published as a “Very Important Paper” […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have developed a new mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen as biocatalysts in fuel cells. These 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 technological applications. The new protective mechanism is […]

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