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Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative For High-Energy Rocket Fuel
2014-03-28 17:55:28

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications.

Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance To Improve Biofuel Production
2014-03-28 14:49:50

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels.

Lignin-Feasting Microbe Could Be Used For Biofuels
2013-11-13 16:08:10

Nature designed lignin, the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells, to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy.

2013-10-30 10:48:05

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).

Researchers Develop Enzyme-free Ionic Liquid Pre-treatment For Cellulosic Biomass
2013-05-09 11:43:26

Advanced biofuels – liquid fuels synthesized from the sugars in cellulosic biomass – offer a clean, green and renewable alternative to gasoline, diesel and jet fuels.

A Microbe Which Can Handle Ionic Liquids
2012-05-15 05:23:38

New find from Joint BioEnergy Institute could help reduce biofuel production costs

2012-03-27 00:46:14

Significant boosts in the microbial production of clean, green and renewable biodiesel fuel has been achieved with the development of a new technique in synthetic biology by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI).

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2012-03-14 16:15:51

A class of chemical compounds used for flavor and fragrance may one day become a clean, renewable resource with which to fuel our automobiles.

2012-01-10 23:30:10

The recent discovery that bisabolane, a member of the terpene class of chemical compounds used in fragrances and flavorings, holds high promise as a biosynthetic alternative to D2 diesel fuel has generated keen interest in the green energy community and the trucking industry.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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