Topic: Biofuel

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

March 24, 2015

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels.

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UT Austin Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into 'Sweet Crude' Biofuel

Jan. 21, 2014

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.

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Professors Receive $4.6 Million to Study Impact of Climate Change on Potential Biofuel Source

Oct. 27, 2009

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, working with scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have received a $4.6 million grant to explore how switchgrass, a native prairie grass and promising source of biofuel, will fare under future climate change.

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Fueling the future

May 16, 2008

Meet biology experts David Nobles and Malcolm Brown, the talented research teamĀ  that has developed a possible answer to the green energy revolution through their exciting work with algae.

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