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Purple is the New Green

Purple is the New Green

Purple bacteria were among the first life forms on Earth. They are single celled microscopic organisms that play a vital role in sustaining the tree of life. This tiny organism lives in aquatic environments like the bottom of lakes and the colorful corals under the sea, using sunlight as their source of energy. Its natural design seems the best structural solution for harvesting solar energy. Neil Johnson, a physicist and head of the inter-disciplinary research group in complexity in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, thinks its cellular arrangement could be adapted for use in solar panels and other energy conversion devices to offer a more efficient way to garner energy from the sun.
Progress Continues in Using Bacteria to Generate Power

Progress Continues in Using Bacteria to Generate Power

Research being presented this week at the 106th General Meeting of the (ASM) American Society for Microbiology in Orlando, Florida, furthers promising research into bacteria being used to create electricity, produce alternative fuels like ethanol and even boost the output of existing oil wells.
More Insights into Using Bacteria to Generate Electricity from Waste

More Insights into Using Bacteria to Generate Electricity from Waste

Researchers at the Biodesign Institute are using the tiniest organisms on the planet -- bacteria -- as a viable option to make electricity. In a new study featured in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, lead author Andrew Kato Marcus and colleagues Cesar Torres and Bruce Rittmann have gained critical insights that may lead to commercialization of a promising microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology.
Magnetic Bacteria Discovery in Energy Made By Student

Magnetic Bacteria Discovery in Energy Made By Student

Waltham, Massachusetts [Wired News] A 16-year-old high school student has invented a new way of producing electricity by harnessing the brawny power of bacteria. Kartik Madiraju, an 11th-grader from Montreal, was able to generate about half the voltage of a normal AA battery with a fifth of an ounce of naturally occurring magnetic bacteria. And the bacteria kept pumping current […]
Panda Poop May Be a Treasure Trove of Microbes for Making Biofuel

Panda Poop May Be a Treasure Trove of Microbes for Making Biofuel

Panda poop contains bacteria with potent effects in breaking down plant material in the way needed to tap biomass as a major new source of "biofuels" produced not from corn and other food sources, but from grass, wood chips and crop wastes, scientists reported today at the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
New Hydrogen Production Research Underway

New Hydrogen Production Research Underway

Environmentally friendly hydrogen production and storage technologies that could be used to power future automobiles are the focus of three university studies partially funded by the DaimlerChrysler Challenge Fund. The three featured technologies are: Hydrogen Production from Algae and Bacteria, Prof. Tasios Melis, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. In this experimental program, hydrogen is produced by algae and bacteria using […]
Microbes Treat Waste and Produce Power

Microbes Treat Waste and Produce Power

Microbes have been evolving for millions of years to efficiently digest organic material. Now researchers are tapping these natural processes to maximize energy output from the breakdown and use it to power farms and even waste facilities.
Bacteria from Compost Could Provide 10% of UK Transport Fuel Needs

Bacteria from Compost Could Provide 10% of UK Transport Fuel Needs

Often found in compost heaps, the bacteria that converts waste plant fiber into ethanol could eventually provide up 10% of the UK's transport fuel needs, scientists heard last week at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn meeting being held at Trinity College, Dublin.
Fuel Cell Power from Wastewater Breakthrough

Fuel Cell Power from Wastewater Breakthrough

Penn State environmental engineers have shown, for the first time, that a microbial fuel cell (MFC) can generate electricity while simultaneously cleaning the wastewater that you flush down the drain or toilet.
Research Alters E. coli for Gains in Ethanol Production

Research Alters E. coli for Gains in Ethanol Production

Biotechnology and bugs may seem like two words that shouldn't be in a sentence together, but a microbiology professor from the University of Florida (UF) thinks they could be beneficial to ethanol production.