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:7/11/2014)... international team of researchers, including scientists from the Max ... a reported a major step in understanding photosynthesis, the ... maintains the oxygen in its atmosphere and which is ... earth. , The researchers report the first direct ... namely the step in which a specific protein complex, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... of kidney injury related to the use of hydroxyethyl ... HES molecules, according to a report in Anesthesia ... Research Society (IARS). , The "total mass of HES ... human renal proximal tubule cells (PTCs), concludes the laboratory ... Hospital Wrzburg, Austria. Other factorssuch as differences in ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... normal circumstances, astrocytes participate in normal physiological ... exhibit therapeutic and repairing effects on brain ... found that nerve cells differentiated from adipose-derived ... viability, which produces influences on subsequent studies ... Hospital, Hebei United University, China demonstrated that ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A first direct glimpse of photosynthesis in action 2In lab studies, hydroxyethyl starch has direct harmful effects on kidney cells 2
... in the equatorial Pacific by the end of the century, ... study shows that climate change could cause ocean currents to ... of islands right on the equator. Those islands include ... of Kiribati. This low-lying country is at risk from sea-level ...
... New research published online in the FASEB ... 5-lipoxygenase, plays a key role in cell death induced ... likely help prevent or lessen the severity of immune ... space conditions initiate health problems that mimic the aging ...
... going on in DPR Korea than rocket science: local people ... their food supply through agroforestry. This is according to a ... How participatory agroforestry restored land and secured the food supply ... that in DPR Korea a bottomup participatory process of developing ...
Cached Biology News:Global warming refuge discovered near at-risk Pacific island nation of Kiribati 2Global warming refuge discovered near at-risk Pacific island nation of Kiribati 3Global warming refuge discovered near at-risk Pacific island nation of Kiribati 4Scientists discover enzyme that could slow part of the aging process in astronauts -- and the elderly 2Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea 2Agroforestry is not rocket science but it might save DPR Korea 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- EPFL and the University of  Geneva ... John P. Donoghue . The American neuroscientist is to ... The new Wyss Center for Bio- and ... , has named as its director one of ... , founder of Brown University,s Institute for Brain Science, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Product and process impurities ... abundance and are often “lost in the noise,” ... Join presenters Dr. Rowel Tobias, Senior Scientist, Protein ... Head of Quality at Nanotherapeutics, Inc., to lear ... speed detection and quantitation while achieving the required ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Robert Harman, DVM, ... Medicine company, is proud to announce the relaunch of his ... with a new series called “ What are Stem Cells ... an honest and straightforward foundation in the basics of stem ... decision on the right type of treatment when considering regenerative ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 On July ... Medvedev , presented Russia,s first ... . The Company is developing a unique project called ... BIOCAD develops a number of innovative drugs based on ... The ceremony took place at the International Exhibition "Innoprom ...
Breaking Biology Technology:John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 3Novel Ms Techniques Speed Detection of Biopharmaceutical Product and Process Impurities, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 3Dmitry Medvedev Presented BIOCAD the First National "Industry" Award 2
... Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage vaccine company, ... Annual Health Care Conference 2009 on December 2, 2009 at 12:30 ... Novavax will provide an overview of the company,s business strategy, research ... live audio only presentation can be accessed via the Company website ...
... 30 Dr. Jessica Torrente, Assistant Professor of Radiology ... demonstrated the integration and use of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging ... for the diagnosis of breast cancer today at the ... (RSNA). , "The purpose of the exhibit was to ...
... 30 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) ... has granted orphan drug designation for 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP), amifampridine ... Syndrome (LEMS). 3,4-DAP has previously received orphan drug ... the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of ...
Cached Biology Technology:NOVAVAX to Present at the Piper Jaffray 21st Annual Health Care Conference 2Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging In Clinical Practice as an Adjunct Imaging Modality for Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 2FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for 3,4-DAP for LEMS 2FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for 3,4-DAP for LEMS 3FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for 3,4-DAP for LEMS 4
... [RS17 ] to PRKAR2 cAMP is ... of cellular functions. cAMP exerts its effects ... which transduces the signal through phosphorylation of ... AMPK is a tetramer composed of two ...
The large Dodeca stainer shaking rack holds the staining trays in the large Dodeca stainer....
...
...
Biology Products: