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Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

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.

New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.

UT Austin Engineer Converts Yeast Cells into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.

Engineers Improve Recycling System in Hydraulic Fracturing to Save Water and Energy

Engineers Improve Recycling System in Hydraulic Fracturing to Save Water and Energy

Chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed high-efficiency, durable filters to improve mobile water recycling systems used in hydraulic fracturing, the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The filters may significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires. Professor Benny Freeman and his research team in…   » Continue Reading