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July 28, 2016
Microbial Activity in the Subsurface Contributes to Greenhouse  Gas Fluxes
Microbial Activity in the Subsurface Contributes to Greenhouse Gas Fluxes
While carbon dioxide fluxes from microbial activity within shallow soils (< 1-m (3 ft) depth) are well studied, relatively little is known about
July 27, 2016
Climate Study Finds Human Fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere
Climate Study Finds Human Fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere
Significant northern-extratropical latitude (30 to 75 degrees north) land greening has been documented through satellite observations during the
June 30, 2016
New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation
New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation
The first method developed by the researchers, who were funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Genomic Science program, reveals systematic and
June 30, 2016
Elevated Carbon Dioxide Suppresses Dominant Plant Species in a Mixed-Grass Prairie
Elevated Carbon Dioxide Suppresses Dominant Plant Species in a Mixed-Grass Prairie
A large field experiment conducted in a northern U.S. Great Plains mixed-grass prairie was led by a research team from the University of Wyoming.
June 30, 2016
Loosen Up Cell Walls and Get the Sugars Out
Loosen Up Cell Walls and Get the Sugars Out
Researchers at the U.S. Department Energy’s (DOE) BioEnergy Science Center and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center examined samples from
June 30, 2016
Engineering E. coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production
Engineering E. coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production
As a vital element of metabolism, FAS is stringently regulated in bacteria. To bypass this regulation, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy
June 30, 2016
Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels
Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids from Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels
Researchers, led by those from the U.S. Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute, sought to decrease the cost of ILs by synthesizing them
June 30, 2016
Characterization of Poplar Budbreak Gene Enhances Understanding of Spring Regrowth
Characterization of Poplar Budbreak Gene Enhances Understanding of Spring Regrowth
A research team at Michigan Technological University and Oregon State University has identified and functionally characterized a gene called
June 20, 2016
Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils
Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production from Bio-Oils
Various catalysts can be used in the hydrodeoxygenation process, which removes oxygen-containing compounds or oxygenates, but the best catalysts
June 20, 2016
How Does Your Garden Grow? Study Identifies Instigators of Plant Growth
How Does Your Garden Grow? Study Identifies Instigators of Plant Growth
In this study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy BioEnergy Science Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory identified key enzymes
June 20, 2016
Iron Supplements Help Microbes Working Together to Thrive When Oxygen Is Scarce
Iron Supplements Help Microbes Working Together to Thrive When Oxygen Is Scarce
Coastal wetland and ocean sediment environments contain unique microbial communities capable of converting methane (CH4) to carbon
June 20, 2016
Heat-Loving Microbe Engineered to Produce Bioalcohols for Fuel
Heat-Loving Microbe Engineered to Produce Bioalcohols for Fuel
Researchers within the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center describe the metabolic engineering of the hyperthermophilic
June 20, 2016
Microbial Community Dynamics Dominate Greenhouse Gas Production in Thawing Permafrost
Microbial Community Dynamics Dominate Greenhouse Gas Production in Thawing Permafrost
Understanding of microbial communities that can release greenhouse gases (GHGs) is limited, especially the specific nature of processes that affect
June 20, 2016
Work Together or Go It Alone? Microbes Are Split on the Answer
Work Together or Go It Alone? Microbes Are Split on the Answer
In an international study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists, an experimental evolutionary system was constructed that pairs a
June 20, 2016
A One-Pot Recipe for Making Jet Fuel
A One-Pot Recipe for Making Jet Fuel
Biological production of chemicals and fuels using microbial transformation of sustainable carbon sources, such as pretreated and saccharified
June 20, 2016
Understanding Ice Loss in Earth’s Coldest Regions
Understanding Ice Loss in Earth’s Coldest Regions
A team of scientists, including a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)−supported researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has studied the
June 20, 2016
Stimulate Bacteria to Stop Chromium in Groundwater
Stimulate Bacteria to Stop Chromium in Groundwater
A team of scientists from Miami University and DOE’s EMSL used EMSL’s ultrasensitive microscopy and spectroscopy capabilities to
June 20, 2016
New Understanding of One of Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuels Production
New Understanding of One of Nature’s Best Biocatalysts for Biofuels Production
Lignocellulosic biomass is the largest source of organic matter on Earth, making it a promising renewable feedstock for producing biofuels and
June 9, 2016
Modular Construction - on a Molecular Scale
Modular Construction - on a Molecular Scale
Formation of a 3-dimensional (3D) porous, crystalline framework material—formed by spherical proteins that assemble via directed interactions
June 7, 2016
New See-Through Material for Electronics
New See-Through Material for Electronics
Numerous applications from flat panel displays to solar cells require high-performance transparent conducting oxides. Commercial applications
April 30, 2016
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Improving the efficiency of catalysts could enhance many chemical reactions used in industry and research laboratories. To improve efficiency,
April 30, 2016
New Insight on a Familiar Glow
New Insight on a Familiar Glow
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was first collected from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria off the western coast of North America and has
February 1, 2016
Biofuel Tech Straight from the Farm
Biofuel Tech Straight from the Farm
Scientists have long known that anaerobic fungi living in the guts of herbivores play a significant role in helping those animals digest plants.