Novozymes opens new office in Kenya

This post was originally published on this site In Denmark, Novozymes is opening a new office in Nairobi, Kenya in order to expand their presence in East Africa and unlock emerging markets for their enzyme technologies. They hope to reach consumers with their biological enzyme solutions that allow detergent producers to develop better and affordable detergents, breweries to be more … Read More

Growth of engineered Pseudomonas putida on glucose, xylose and arabinose

This post was originally published on this site In Germany, researchers from Ulm University engineered Pseudomonas putida KT2440 as microbial biocatalyst for the utilization of xylose and arabinose in addition to glucose as sole carbon sources. What they found was surprising in that both recombinant strains were able to grow on xylose as well as arabinose with high cell densities … Read More

GPAT enzyme can accelerate biofuel production from red algae

This post was originally published on this site In Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. A study led by Sousuke Imamura at the Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo … Read More

JBEI and Berkley Lab discover enzyme to produce bio-toluene

This post was originally published on this siteIn California, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a new enzyme that will enable microbial production of a renewable alternative to petroleum-based toluene, a widely used octane booster in gasoline that has a global market of twenty nine million tons … Read More

Researchers discover enzyme found in fungi that break down wood

This post was originally published on this siteIn the UK, an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities … Read More

ADM and Vland enter joint development agreement for enzyme research

This post was originally published on this siteIn Illinois, Archer Daniels Midland Company and China-based Qingdao Vland Biotech Group Co., Ltd. signed a joint development agreement for the development and commercialization of enzymes for animal feed applications. In addition to ADM’s research center in Decatur, Illinois, ADM will open a new U.S. enzyme research and development lab in California that … Read More

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate importance of microbial communities for enzyme stability

This post was originally published on this siteIn California, a new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), based at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The study, recently published in the journal … Read More

New Center to Accelerate Biological Design for Sustainable Fuel and Bioproduct Production

http://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/news/articles/2017/10/new-center-to-accelerate-biological-design-for-sustainable-fuel-and-bioproduct-production.html Obtained from Northwestern University’s website. OCT 17, 2017 // AMANDA MORRIS Northwestern Engineering will lead a new center dedicated to accelerating the production of sustainable, low-cost bio-fuels and chemicals. Called the Clostridia Foundry for Biosystems Design, the multi-institutional center has received a five-year, $12 million grant from the US Department of Energy. The center’s researchers — from Northwestern, Oak Ridge National … Read More

Nanocapsules enable cell-inspired metabolic reactions

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170919092454.htm Researchers have succeeded in developing capsules capable of producing the bio-molecule glucose-6-phosphate that plays an important role in metabolic processes. The researchers were able to produce the metabolite in conditions very similar to the biochemical reaction inside natural cells.