FinlandFinland

EU researchers develop production process for climate friendly engine-ready fuel

04.10.2010

Turku/Freiburg – A EU consortium of 9 partners has won a EUR3.7m fund over 4 years for designing a bacterial process that delivers pure autogaz. The DirectFuel (Direct biological conversion of solar energy to volatile hydrocarbon fuels by engineered cyanobacteria) project aims to develop cyanobacteria that catalyze direct conversion of solar energy and carbon dioxide to the engine-ready fuel propane. In order to directly capture solar energy to drive fuel biosynthesis, the synthetic pathways are assembled in the photosynthetic model organism Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The researchers, headed by Prof Dr. Wolfgang Hess (University Freiburg) and coordinated by researchers at University of Turku, will optimize native host metabolism to deliver reducing energy and metabolic precursors to the synthetic pathways with maximum metabolic flux by means of synthetic biology/metabolic engineering. The biological production process will yield several high value end products such as ethylene and short-chain n-alkanes ethane and propane. The process appears promising as propane does not need to be extracted from the bacteria and because it is an established product that has been used for some 40 years (although up to now from fossil not biological resources). Currently propane fuel is offered at thousands of petrol stations throughout Europe.






FinlandFinland

11.02.2011

Helsinki – Using laser light to destroy tumour cells lodged in lymphatic vessels can halt the spread of cancer, Finnish researchers headed by Tuomas Tammela have demonstrated. Their approach to destroy the tumour cells, which use...

FinlandFinland

03.11.2010

Turku/Freiburg – EU researchers led by scientists at the University of Turku have begun designing a bacterium able to produce liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from sunlight. “We have all the parts to put the ability for production...

FinlandFinland

19.09.2010

Rajamäki/Darmstadt – A cooperation project between AB Enzymes Oy and Royal Oy has resulted in the discovery of an enzyme that enables washing temperature to be dropped to as low as 10° C. The project is being funded by the SymBio...

FinlandFinland

08.07.2010

Turku – Finland’s Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has announced a cooperation with German biotech company Priaxon AG to create new scaffold structures to modify the AOC3-protein function and its ligand interaction with orally...

FinlandFinland

09.06.2010

Tampere – Short people are at greater risk of developing heart disease than tall people, according to a meta-analysis of 52 populations-based studies including 3 million people by Finnish researchers (Eur. Heart J.,...

FinlandFinland

12.05.2010

Reykjavik – Researchers from the Icelandic bio­tech company deCODE – together with colleagues from 23 institutions in a dozen countries – have determined that genetic factors influence both nico­tine dependence and the incidence...

FinlandFinland

11.05.2010

Turku – Finnish Biotie Therapies Corp. confirmed that its oral phospho­diesterase 4 inhibitor ELB353 has proven safe and pharmacologically active in a Phase I study. Pharmacokinetic data point to the suitability of ELB353 for a...

FinlandFinland

07.03.2010

Helsinki/Hinxton – Finland has pledged EUR1.85m to help create world-class bio­informatics, biobanking and translational research infrastructures, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) at the European Molecular Laboratory...

FinlandFinland

04.02.2010

Helsinki –Finland is investing EUR1.9m in creating world class bioinformatics, biobanking and translational research infrastructures. The investment comes as part of the linkage of three large EU projects ELIXIR, BBMRI, and...

FinlandFinland

01.02.2010

Helsinki – The Academy of Finland is restructuring its funding instruments. The purpose of the reform, which will be finalised in fall 2010, is to give greater clarity and flexibility to Finnish researchers, and to improve the...

Displaying results 11 to 20 out of 96

< Previous 11-20 Next >

© 2007-2014 BIOCOM

http://www.european-biotechnology-news.com/nc/news/messages-archive/archive-finland/browse/1/article/eu-researchers-develop-production-process-for-climate-friendly-engine-ready-fuel.html

Events

All Events

Stock list

All quotes

TOP

  • 4SC1.22 EUR0.00%
  • ACTELION111.20 CHF0.00%
  • ADDEX3.98 CHF0.00%

FLOP

  • CYTOTOOLS31.45 EUR-0.47%
  • 4SC1.22 EUR0.00%
  • ACTELION111.20 CHF0.00%

TOP

  • SANTHERA98.35 CHF64.2%
  • EPIGENOMICS3.37 EUR6.0%
  • BB BIOTECH141.00 EUR5.9%

FLOP

  • WILEX2.25 EUR-20.2%
  • MOLOGEN7.38 EUR-16.3%
  • THERAMETRICS0.08 CHF-11.1%

TOP

  • SANTHERA98.35 CHF4310.3%
  • CO.DON2.48 EUR210.0%
  • PAION2.43 EUR173.0%

FLOP

  • CYTOS0.25 CHF-93.7%
  • MEDIGENE4.55 EUR-67.3%
  • THERAMETRICS0.08 CHF-46.7%

No liability assumed, Date: 29.08.2014


Current issue

All issues

Product of the week

Products