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How biotech, GMOs can reduce CO2 emissions

Are GMOs increasing the profits of farmers and biotech companies at the expense of the environment? As I have learned more ...

GM tobacco aids in sustainable biofuel production at lower cost

Researchers will genetically modify tobacco plants to produce enzymes that can break down biomass from forest raw materials. This may ...

Researchers across food, fuel, drug industries seek standards for synthetic biology

Synthetic biologists have a vision. Researchers in this young field, who build ‘devices’ from engineered genes and other molecular components, ...

Boom and bust of ‘green crude’ leads to new venture: synbio oil and more

The idea behind Sapphire Energy was radical: Use synthetic biology, a promising new technology that lets scientists reengineer the genetics of ...

No climate benefit to biofuel crops

Nearly all of the studies that have been used to promote the deployment of biofuels over the past two decades ...

GMO plants can be used for biofuels

Biofuels have long been studied and, like many alternative fuels, given corporate subsidies by the government, but they haven't made much ...

Telomerator tool paves way for “designer” medicines, nutrients and biofuels

A new synthetic biology tool called "the telomerator" could boost the engineering of an organism's genetic, chemical base-pair structure ...
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Coffee grounds turned biofuel can heat your home

Coffee grounds. Despite the luscious dark liquid they deliver, they’re really just another form of waste matter. Some may compost ...

EU still torn over crop-based biofuels amid fear of rising food costs

The debate over biofuels risks dragging on, despite EU energy ministers reaching an agreement on the controversial crop-based fuels. EU ...

U.S. EPA expands definition of biofuel to include gas from landfills, manure and sewage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday expanded the types of fuel that can be used to satisfy the federal ...

Biofuels from corn residue worse than gasoline for climate change in short term

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, ...

Why genetically engineering microbes to make biofuel failed

Biotech company LS9 launched in 2005 with great ambitions: founded by premier scientists and top-flight venture capitalists, it planned to ...
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Seeking alternative to fossil fuels, high-yielding heat and cold resistant biofuel crop potential genetic goldmine

Six years ago, jatropha—an inedible, drought-resistant plant that produces a high-quality oil—was “the next big thing in biofuel,” because its oil ...
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Genetic modification may help tobacco find new life as health savior and biofuels source

For decades, tobacco has been maligned as a source of diseases. But in recent years, scientists using genetic modification have ...
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Bacteria possible new source of biofuel

Researchers tweaked genes in E. Coli bacteria so that instead of producing carbon dioxide as a waste product, they produce ...

Boosting biofuels can mean less food for the poor

Original opening remarks by BEI Young Professionals member Olivette Burton. The bioethical principles of beneficence, justice, and non-malevolence were ...
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