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Uranium Removal with Protein Nanowires

Executive SummarySoil and groundwater contamination with uranium and radioactively contaminated waste pose serious environmental problems for human and animal consumption. Researchers at MSU have discovered that protein nanowire-expressing microorganisms are highly effective at precipitating and immobilizing heavy metal elements, including uranium,...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Gemma Reguera, Dena Cologgi, Robert Worden, Angelines Castro-Forero, Rebecca Steidl
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Environment

Reactor for Incompatible Gases

IntroductionMicroorganisms that produce biofuels may be used to produce a wide array of gasoline alternatives. Higher alcohols, like isobutanol, are good candidates for alternative fuels because their energy density and octane value are similar to gasoline. Isobutanol has a high octane rating, is oxygenated, non-hygroscopic, and non-corrosive. The autotrophic...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Robert Worden, Yangmu "chloe" Liu
Keywords(s): Gas Reactor, Isobutanol Category(s): Chemicals, Energy