Navigation Links
U of M researchers close in on technology for making renewable petroleum
Date:3/23/2011

."

The research is funded by a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-energy (ARPA-e) program, created to stimulate American leadership in renewable energy technology.

The U of M proposal was one of only 37 selected from 3,700 and one of only three featured in the New York Times when the grants were announced in October 2009. The University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE) and the College of Biological Sciences also provided funding.

Wackett is principal investigator for the ARPA-e grant. His team of co-investigators includes Jeffrey Gralnick, assistant professor of microbiology and Marc von Keitz, chief technical officer of BioCee, as well as Bhan and Schmidt. They are the only group using a photosynthetic bacterium and a hydrocarbon-producing bacterium together to make hydrocarbons from carbon dioxide.

The U of M team is using Synechococcus, a bacterium that fixes carbon dioxide in sunlight and converts CO2 to sugars. Next, they feed the sugars to Shewanella, a bacterium that produces hydrocarbons. This turns CO2, a greenhouse gas produced by combustion of fossil fuel petroleum, into hydrocarbons.

Hydrocarbons (made from carbon and hydrogen) are the main component of fossil fuels. It took hundreds of millions of years of heat and compression to produce fossil fuels, which experts expect to be largely depleted within 50 years.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@umn.edu
612-626-1720
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizes 2011: Recognition and incentive for early career researchers
2. MU researchers use motion sensors to determine equine lameness
3. PMH researchers create an organic nanoparticle that uses sound and heat to find and treat tumors
4. Researchers step closer to treatment of virulent hospital infection
5. UCLA researchers engineer E. coli to produce record-setting amounts of alternative fuel
6. Hopkins researchers use light to move molecules
7. Zoo researchers provide African sanctuaries road map
8. Brandeis researchers use lasers, custom microscope to show gene splicing process in real time
9. Synthetic biology: TUM researchers develop novel kind of fluorescent protein
10. Researchers find drug that stops progression of Parkinsons disease in mice
11. Researchers discover new wintering grounds for humpback whales using sound
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/18/2014)... undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome ... yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a ... being released to coincide with the American Society of ... the protein­coding region of the genome (the complete set ... or organism), has been rapidly applied in research settings ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... wages war on the human body. Battles are ... In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can ... malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. ... laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry ... surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch to a ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 ... University have succeeded in developing a promising vaccination ... , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): "We discovered a new ... development of a novel approach to vaccination against ... small children and elderly people." , RSV: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 2Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 3Modeling tumor dormancy 2New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine 2
... cancer,patients have an abnormality in a specific cell ... pathway may be,especially effective for treating the disease, ... D. Anderson Cancer Center.", , A clearer picture ... 3 kinase (PI3K),pathway to breast cancer development, says ...
... got updated to version 5.0. Proteins are classified,by ... known,pathways. Its main use is probably microarray analysis ... output. Best of,all, its available freely . ... freely in the Nucleic acids research Journal . ...
... An estrogen-like chemical,commonly used to synthesize plastic food ... a specific category of prostate cancer cell,potentially affecting ... to a study published in the January 1 ... to be vulnerable to,exposure to the chemical BPA ...
Cached Biology News:PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0 2PANTHER Protein Classification System Database 5.0 3Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... and HONG KONG , ... rare disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today that rare disease ... company as vice president, research. Dr. McKew brings more ... key leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, ... acquisition by Wyeth). Dr. McKew will lead aTyr,s efforts to ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 Mapp ... experimental ZMapp™ antibody therapeutic to fight the Ebola ... difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals can ... research publisher said that while some may be ... this compound, those with industry knowledge are well ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... PARK, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today that the Company has signed a Notice ... of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, 2014.  ... Clinical Development payments and the release of additional ... million CIRM grant award for clinical development of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... , October 20, 2014 , ... (GI) disorders and the delivery of care has revealed ... and worrying inequalities in the provision of healthcare services ... was commissioned by United European Gastroenterology (UEG), have been ... and public awareness of the burden of GI disorders ...
Breaking Biology Technology:aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 2aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 3Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 2Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 5
... LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Diagnostic Imaging,International ... the,Company stock symbol has been cleared for quotation on ... Additionally the Company announced today that the corporate ... Company plans to work diligently to build on its ...
... Feb. 6 The Global Probiotics Council,(GPC), a ... Yakult Honsha,Co., Ltd., announced the Young Investigator Grant ... grants are designed to stimulate,innovative research and to ... United States into the field of probiotics and ...
... to Recognize Exemplary Work, BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. ... nurses, Ortho Biotech Products, L. P.,today announced its ... Oncology Nursing, which honors one of the thousands ... compassion and helpfulness. Last year, more than 200 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Diagnostic Imaging - New Stock Symbol - OTCBB: DIIG 2Global Probiotics Council Announces Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research to Fund the Next Generation of Gut Microbiota Research 2Global Probiotics Council Announces Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research to Fund the Next Generation of Gut Microbiota Research 3Global Probiotics Council Announces Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research to Fund the Next Generation of Gut Microbiota Research 4Call for Entries - 2008 CURE Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing 2
...
... Signet offers the most comprehensive, cost-effective ... We have incorporated unprecedented quality into ... This includes proven detection chemistries and ... the TechMate protocol. It also includes ...
... Resistant (X/R) Red System consists of ... Activator and X/R Red Buffer. The ... phosphatase to produce red staining that ... Contains:, , Buffer, 100 mL , ...
Human Cell Line Slides...
Biology Products: