Navigation Links
UMN scientists get federal grant for biotechnology development to purify fracking water
Date:9/17/2012

gies, and Luca Technologies of Boulder, Colo. on a related effort -- using encapsulated microbes to recover natural gas from depleted coal beds. Neither company is involved in fracking. However, they see a business opportunity in helping the U.S. meet its energy needs domestically in an environmentally responsible fashion. The university's role is to further develop a platform technology that could be used by these and other companies.

Fracking relies on forcing millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth, creating fissures that allow natural gas or oil to escape and be recovered. Wastewater returns to the surface where it is treated and released into surface water, injected back into the earth, or recycled for use for fracking of other wells. Chemicals present deep below the Earth's surface, as well as chemicals used in fracking may contaminate water.

Evaporation and filtration, the current treatment methods, are expensive. Moreover, they don't eliminate chemicals, they simply reduce them to a concentrated form. Industrial scale evaporation and filtration are energy intensive, and both methods leave behind a chemical residue that presents a disposal challenge.

The research team understands public concerns about the environmental impact of fracking, as well as industry concerns about misinformation related to risks, Elde says. A leading research institution, the University of Minnesota has reached out to the business community, via its large alumni network, to work together on these issues.

"The University of Minnesota is not taking sides in the fracking debate, but as a land-grant research institution, it is uniquely positioned to carry out necessary and beneficial research," Wackett says. "There are many efforts ongoing to improve the treatment of water used in fracking and we feel that biotechnology can play a significant role in the overall effort."

Earlier this year, Wackett and his team als
'/>"/>

Contact: Peggy Rinard
rinar001@umn.edu
612-624-0774
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists reveal how natural antibiotic kills tuberculosis bacterium
2. Chinese scientists discover MVK mutations associated with DSAP
3. Oil from algae closer to reality through studies by unique collaboration of scientists
4. A rare feat: 2 scientists at Salk score NIH New Innovator Awards
5. Scientists discover how the brain ages
6. UNC Lineberger scientists lead definition of key lung cancer genome
7. University of Alberta medical scientists first in the world to look at structure of vital molecule
8. Scripps Florida scientists design molecule that reverses some fragile X syndrome defects
9. A*STAR scientists discover potential drug for deadly brain cancer
10. Singapore scientists find genes associated with glaucoma, a major cause of eye blindness
11. EARTH: Antarctic trees surprise scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... DURHAM, N.C. -- A study of dominance in female baboons ... maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of ... not by size or strength, but by the rank of ... higher-ranked her daughter will be. For this reason, dominance rank ... Females born to high-ranking mothers are guaranteed a good spot ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research ... for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and ... The team,s findings, published in Nature Communications ... that attaches to a wide variety of surfaces using ... an underwater heavy-duty adhesive. , "In previous research, we ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 ResearchMoz ... Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024   Business Strategies, Industry ... Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024" offers the reader detailed ... the next ten years, alongside potential market opportunities ... forecasts. To view the table of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank 2Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank 3Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine 2Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 2Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 3Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 4Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 5Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 6Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 7Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 8Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 9Global Government Biometric Systems Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecasts 2014-2024 Available Online by Researchmoz.us 10
... in the Asian tsunami tragedy should be allowed to ... according to some of the world's leading scientists. , ... of Newcastle upon Tyne, and who set out their ... point to historical records of major coral reef devastation ...
... U.S. ports, a public enemy has infiltrated the nation's borders. ... Cornell University expert, the adult female alien is the only ... States. , The discovery of a single specimen of Sirex ... the nation because the invasive insect species has devastated up ...
... strains of leprosy-causing bacteria has revealed some surprises about ... across the continents by human migrations. The research, led ... in the 13 May issue of the journal Science, ... findings indicate that the world's existing leprosy infections are ...
Cached Biology News:Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists 2Alien woodwasp, threat to US pine trees, found in N.Y. 2Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science 2Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Senomyx , ... company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, ... food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, today reported ... Company ended the second quarter with $33.6 million ... "During the past quarter Senomyx achieved another ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... global market for molecular diagnostics is expected to reach ... study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing demand for ... advanced cancer diagnostic technologies are expected to be key ... Moreover, the growing global base of geriatric population and ... lifestyle habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The ... for distribution of its monthly news magazine, Kidney Cancer News. ... have a presence on a website maintained by an international ... noted an immediate increase in viewers.” , This month’s program ... of kidney tumors analyzed in a recent study. Kidney ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 W. R. Grace & ... the REVELERIS® Prep purification system , a ... and other researchers to perform both flash and ... , With the REVELERIS® Prep purification system, researchers ... modes with a simple touch of the screen, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 10SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 11SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 12SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 13SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 14SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 15SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2014 FINANCIAL RESULTS 16Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 2Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 3Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 4Molecular Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Players, Opportunity, Outlook and Forecast From 2014 to 2020 5Grace Launches New REVELERIS® Prep Purification System 2
... to launch product immediately, NATICK, Mass., April ... today announced that it has received approval for,the ... in Canada. The Company reported that Health Canada,s ... and medical devices, has approved its use. The ...
... Product Pipeline with Increased Investment in ... Research & Development, DEERFIELD, Ill., ... financial results for,the first quarter of 2008, and raised its financial outlook ... of $429 million, a 6,percent increase compared to $403 million in the ...
... April 17 Syngenta today,announced that it will build ... Its focus will be on early-stage evaluation of GM ... soy, in the areas of yield,improvement, drought resistance, disease ... have a global scope and will complement,Syngenta,s biotech research ...
Cached Biology Technology:Boston Scientific Receives Canadian Approval for TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent System 2Boston Scientific Receives Canadian Approval for TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent System 3Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 2Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 3Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 4Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 5Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 6Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 7Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 8Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 9Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 10Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 11Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 12Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 13Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 14Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 15Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 16Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 17Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 18Baxter Reports Solid First Quarter Financial Results and Raises Full-Year Outlook 19Syngenta To Build Major Global Biotech Research Center in Beijing, China 2Syngenta To Build Major Global Biotech Research Center in Beijing, China 3
Rat Antibody to Kinase Suppressor Of Ras Recognises the kinase suppressor of Ras (KSR). Immunogen: Recombinant human KSR protein Specificity: human kinase supressor of Ras...
... clone E978 GenBank ... Immunogen : NY-ESO-1 ... mouse ascites with 0.05% ... routinely evaluated by immunoblot ...
Form: Ready to use Applications: Immunohistology-frozen, Immunohistology-paraffin, Western Blot, ELISA...
EnzChek Ultra Xylanase Assay Kit *500 assays*...
Biology Products: