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May 21, 2016
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From Near-Dropout to PhD, Berkeley Lab Scientist Now at Forefront of Biofuels Revolution

Berkeley Lab scientist Ee-Been Goh thrives on re-engineering bacteria and mentoring students. To see biochemist Ee-Been Goh in the lab today, figuring out how to rewire bacteria to produce biofuels, one would never guess she was once so uninterested in … Continue reading

August 18, 2013
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Microbial Who-Done-It for Biofuels

New Technique Identifies Populations Within a Microbial Community Responsible for Biomass Deconstruction One of the keys to commercialization of advanced biofuels is the development of cost-competitive ways to extract fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass. The use of enzymes from thermophiles … Continue reading

February 10, 2013
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Jurassic Park molecules?

Enzymes evolved in the lab hold commercial and scientific promise Whether big, small, slimy, or tall, most animal bodies are symmetric. Except for sea anemones, starfish, sponges, and the like, animals have bilateral, or right-left, symmetry. Us included. The bilateral … Continue reading

February 3, 2013
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Biofuels Blend Right In

Researchers Show Ionic Liquids Effective for Pre-Treating Mixed Blends of Biofuel Feedstocks Winemakers have long known that blending different grape varietals can favorably balance the flavor characteristics of the wine they produce. In the future, makers of advanced biofuels might … Continue reading

December 23, 2012
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Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
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More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Berkeley Lab Researchers Combine Old Fermentation Process For Making Explosives with New Chemical Catalysis to Boost Biofuel Production A fermentation technique once used to make cordite, the explosive propellant that replaced gunpowder in bullets and artillery shells, may find an … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
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Latest JBEI Startup to Speed Up Biotech Industry

TeselaGen’s DNA construction technology makes genetic engineering cheaper and faster. Sequencing, splicing and expressing DNA may seem to be the quintessence of cutting-edge science—indeed DNA manipulation has revolutionized fields such as biofuels, chemicals and medicine. But in fact, the actual … Continue reading

June 7, 2012
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A ‘B-12 Shot’ for Marine Algae?

Scientists find key protein for algae growth in the ocean Scientists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown … Continue reading