plant photosynthetic activity News

  • Algae biofuels

    Biofuel from algae could be a meaningful part of the solution in the future because of its potential as an economically viable, low emissions transportation fuel. As part of the program, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company is teaming up with Synthetic Genomics (SGI) to develop, test, and produce biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Algae produce bio-oil that can be processed into biofuels ...


  • Women @ Energy: Lisa Utschig

    Solar energy conversion of water into environmentally clean fuels, such as hydrogen, offers one of the best long-term solutions for meeting future global energy needs. For over 50 years, the Photosynthesis Group at Argonne National Laboratory has been exploring nature’s inherent solar energy capture and conversion capabilities found in the photosynthetic machinery of plants, algae, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • HyperSolar Patent Discloses the Key to Making Renewable Natural Gas

    HyperSolar, Inc. (OTCBB:HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make renewable natural gas using solar power, today disclosed more information from its patent application for a process to produce renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Inspired by the photosynthetic processes that plants use to effortlessly harness the power of the ...


    By HyperSolar, Inc.

  • Pesticides and pharmaceuticals influence riverbed communities of microbes

    Changes in complex microbial communities known as ‘biofilms’ at the bottom of rivers can reveal the effects of pesticide and pharmaceutical pollution of river water, according to a recent study. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs were found to have a significant effect on the structure and functioning of the biofilms. Human activities are contaminating surface waters with ...

  • LGR Launches Unique Gas Analyzer for Quantitative Detection of Carbonyl Sulfide (OCS) Anywhere

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has launched an ultra-sensitive analyzer that provides real-time, direct and automated measurement of carbonyl sulfide (OCS or COS) in ambient air samples with parts-per-trillion precision and at rates as fast as 10 Hz. This new OCS Analyzer also provides simultaneous measurements of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) ...

  • Rainforest monitoring network deployed in Amazon

    Using open-access software and power saving technologies, researchers have developed an easily deployed, low-cost network for monitoring large areas of the Amazon rainforest. This Peruvian study shows that environmental information, such as soil moisture and rates of photosynthesis, can be recorded and uploaded to the internet without having to make repeated visits to remote areas. The Amazon ...

  • Sapphire Energy Names New Scientific Advisory Board

     Sapphire Energy, Inc. today welcomed new members to its Scientific Advisory Board as the company readies its first algae-to-energy commercial demonstration facility.The new board members represent some of the most innovative  academics across key scientific and engineering disciplines, including chemistry, molecular biology, plant biology, ...


    By Sapphire Energy

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