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 […]

A soon to be released Fuel Freedom Foundation study shows a tweak to an automobile’s engine software can improve the estimated fuel efficiency by as much as 20% when using gasoline with ethanol or methanol and setting the engine to run at an optimal setting for the higher octane in so-called alcohol fuels can cut […]

In a major effort at Harvard University scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School scientists have engineered new lines of bacteria that can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could one day replace gasoline. The new bacteria lines report has been published […]

Brookhaven National Lab scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes, the long carbon-chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline, have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to five cycles. Recently an enzyme was discovered known as aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase (ADO), which naturally makes alkanes from […]

Steven D. Phillips has led a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with a claim from their study of making gasoline via the methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) route using syngas from a 2,000 dry metric ton per day (2,205 U.S. ton/day) biomass-fed facility for unit sale price of prices for gasoline at $1.95/gallon ($0.52/liter) and […]

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