ORNL aims to scale up new carbon dioxide capture technology

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists developed methods to remove carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases, including emissions from coal-fired power plants, by...

Microorganisms used in bioindustrial applications can now be monitored automatically

In South Carolina, researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory developed an automated electrochemical technique to monitor the growth status and energy levels of...

Wild yeasts could be key to better wines

In California, researchers at the University of Adelaide found yeasts that naturally occur on wine grapes may improve wines produced in warmer climates. Up...

Microbial community members play distinct roles in biosynthesis

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center previously described a small-scale bioreactor that used a mixed microbial community to produce valuable...

Genome analysis shows yeasts evolving by subtraction

In Wisconsin, a team of researchers led by labs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Vanderbilt University sequenced and compared the genomes of 332...

Cotton-based hybrid biofuel cell could power pacemakers

In Georgia, a glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and...

Researchers find simple way to massively improve crop loss simulations

In Illinois, researchers with NASA, the University of Chicago and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found the most effective way to improve...

Turkey poop could fuel your next Thanksgiving

In Israel, Ben-Gurion University researchers are focusing on ways to transform turkey poop into useful products like fuel. While experimenting with different manure types,...

Seawater fuel discovery in production of bioethanol helps curb freshwater use

In the United Kingdom, University of Huddersfield scientists found a way to use less freshwater in the production of bioethanol by using a seawater-based...

Rutgers scientists develop catalysts to convert carbon dioxide into carbon building blocks

In New Jersey, Rutgers scientists developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first...

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