Topic: Biofuels

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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Biologist Receives $1.5 Million to Study Potential Biofuel Crops

Aug. 2, 2012

A biologist at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study native prairie grasses as potential sources of biofuel.

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Making the "Switch"

April 23, 2012
Making the "Switch"

A new documentary film from Jackson School of Geosciences Professor Scott Tinker charts a course toward our energy future.

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One of the Largest Facilities For Growing Algae for Biofuels Opens at The University of Texas at Austin

Sept. 13, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with AlgEternal Technologies and Georg Fischer Piping Systems, has officially opened one of the largest of-its-kind algae growth demonstration facilities for biofuels in the country.

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Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

April 14, 2011

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

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