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Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae
2013-03-07 15:51:10

University of California, San Diego What can green algae do for science if they weren´t, well, green? That´s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells. While fluorescent green, red, blue and yellow may be all the rage this year for running shoes and other kinds...

2013-02-18 11:12:20

Fast and efficient biologically inspired catalyst could someday make fuel cells cheaper To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online Feb. 17 at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a catalyst. It is the first iron-based catalyst that converts hydrogen directly to electricity. The result moves chemists and engineers one step closer to widely affordable fuel cells. "A drawback with...

2013-02-13 17:40:06

The PhD thesis of Aingeru Remiro-Eguskiza, a chemical engineer of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), deals with the quest for a process to produce hydrogen from bio-oil that has a lower impact on the environment than the process using current routes. The gradual increase in the price of crude oil and the negative environmental consequences that its use entails are putting us on the threshold of a change of energy model that will need to be tackled over the coming decades....

2013-01-28 12:22:37

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Described by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) as a milestone in DOE's Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) program, Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today that Phase One of its two stage carbon capture project in Port Arthur, Texas is onstream. Ultimately, the project will capture approximately one million tons of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) annually to be recovered, purified by Air Products, and transported by Air Products...

Algae Could One Day Help Fight Cancer
2012-12-10 15:08:04

[ Watch the Video: Biology Helping To Engineer Drugs ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pond scum may be undervalued, but a team of scientists recently discovered it could have biological value. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently revealed that they have successfully genetically engineered algae that can make a complex, therapeutic drug that is anti-cancer. The researchers believe that the results of the experiment allow...

Algae Draws Energy From Other Plants
2012-11-21 11:22:20

Bielefeld University Astonishing research finding by biologists at Bielefeld University published in the online journal Nature Communications Flowers need water and light to grow. Even children learn that plants use sunlight to gather energy from earth and water. Members of Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse´s biological research team at Bielefeld University have made a groundbreaking discovery that one plant has another way of doing this. They have confirmed for the first time that a plant,...

2012-11-15 16:27:23

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced the signing of an agreement to expand its existing syngas separation unit (SSU) in Geismar, Louisiana to increase the supply of carbon monoxide (CO). The increased capacity of CO is mainly for the supply of BASF's publicly-announced world-scale formic acid plant to be built at BASF's Geismar Verbund site. The facility expansion will also provide Air Products increased hydrogen production for sale to...

2012-11-07 12:21:21

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When Air Products (NYSE: APD) dedicated its Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) project just weeks ago, company representatives talked about the benefits for new customers in need of reliable and flexible hydrogen supply to connect to the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network. Those statements were demonstrated today as Air Products announced a new long-term hydrogen supply agreement with OCI Beaumont LLC in Beaumont,...

2012-10-25 15:20:57

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The integrated relationship between Air Products' (NYSE: APD) new pipeline, and Operations and Customer Service Centers, and their importance to supply chain management was explained to guests assembled for a dedication event held today at Air Products' Pasadena, Texas facility. Air Products recently completed its Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) project, the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network, and began operating...

2012-10-23 15:21:17

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stretching from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana, Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen provider, today held a dedication ceremony for what is the world's largest hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network. Air Products had operated two hydrogen pipeline systems in Texas and Louisiana before joining them with a new 180-mile segment. Air Products' Gulf Coast Connection Pipeline (GCCP) is now able to...