University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels. Its being promoted as a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells, […]

Biofuels Digest ran a long article last week covering most if not all the leaders in algae to fuel production.  The lead for the article is the government of Mexico has announced it will support project work to yield 1% of the country’s jet fuel by 2015.  OriginOil is the first to sign up. Origin’s […]

University of Michigan scientists have discovered a molecular assistant they’ve dubbed ‘Spy’ that helps bacteria excel at producing proteins for medical and industrial purposes.  While the prime motivation is to work at proteins for medicine and industry, finding responses that improve production of desired traits is news – and it will provoke a search and […]