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 […]

Sandia National Laboratories is helping HelioBioSys Inc.and they have patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. The partnership is to help HelioBioSys Inc. learn whether farming them on a large scale would be successful. We might not cook with […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have identified a new way to boost yeast tolerance to ethanol by simply altering the composition of the medium in which the yeast are grown. Yeasts are commonly used to remake sugar, corn starch and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol, but high concentrations of ethanol can be […]

A Virginia Tech research team has developed an organic biobattery based on sugar and has an unmatched energy density.  The development that could replace conventional batteries with ones those are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable. Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College […]

A team of researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and Technical University of Denmark set out to identify the enzymes that catalyze the production of galactan.  Their new study published in the journal The Plant Cell reveals a novel enzyme involved in the production of galactans. The enzyme may be used […]

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