New Orleans entrepreneur pushing technology to chemically manufacture oil: Meet our reader vote winner

For Brandon Iglesias, there wasn’t a specific moment of revelation. Unlike some entrepreneurs, he didn’t spot a glaring gap in an industry and move in to solve the problem. He came about his project – a new way to chemically manufacture cleaner oil – over years… Continue reading New Orleans entrepreneur pushing technology to chemically manufacture oil: Meet our reader vote winner

Toxic Green Algae Blooms in San Joaquin County Waterways

According to the health officials, the green and smelly algae that bloom in the Delta waterways are now considered to be toxic.

Recent hot and humid weather in San Joaquin County combined with low river flows in many of the area’s waterways have contributed to the rapid growth… Continue reading Toxic Green Algae Blooms in San Joaquin County Waterways

Lipid accumulation enhancement achieved using nutrition starvation-inducible promoter in algae

[Japan] Masako Iwai, CREST Researcher and member at the Center for Biological Resources and Informatics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Professor Hiroyuki Ohta, of the Earth-Life Science Institute and Center for Biological Resources and Informatics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, have succeeded in enhancement of the lipid accumulation function in nutrient-starved algae maintaining the cell growth through photosynthesis. Continue reading Lipid accumulation enhancement achieved using nutrition starvation-inducible promoter in algae