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February 18, 2014
Bioreactor simulates precise climates, uncovers how to get maximum fuels from algae.
February 10, 2014
Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae promote electron transfers to and from hydrogenases. The finding suggests ways to increase the production of hydrogen by algae, which could help turn hydrogen into a viable alternative fuel for transportation.
January 23, 2014
Computer simulations show that a part of an enzyme, once thought unimportant, is useful in breaking down cellulose.
January 2, 2014
Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market.