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    10 2021

    Researchers Propose a Novel Mechanism of Anthraquinone Ring Opening

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a novel bienzyme-catalytic and dioxygenation-mediated mechanism of anthraquinone ring opening. The study was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society on Sept. 29.
      Anthraquinones are a class of ubiquitous natural products in fungi and plants with diverse bioactivities, including anticancer, antiviral, antioxidative and antiinflammatory activities.
      Cleavage of the C10-C4a bond of the anthraquinone ri...

  • 09

    10 2021

    Researchers Spatialize Environmental Footprint by Integrating Geographic Information System into Life Cycle Assessment

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have proposed a universal methodology framework of GIS-LCA for the first time, which is supposed to greatly improve the standard framework of LCA proposed by the International Standardization Organization (ISO14040). The innovative framework was constructed based on a systematic review of global progress and challenges in GIS-LCA studies.
      The life cycle assessment (LCA) is a comprehensive tool to quantify the potential environmental impact, that is, the environmental footprint (ecological footprint, carbon footprint, resource footprint, etc.), from a cradle-to-grave perspectiv...

  • 01

    09 2021

    New Ramanome Technology Unveils Metabolite Conversion Network from Single Cells

    Scientists have developed an investigative technique that uses single-cell Raman microspectrometry, which exploits how light interacts with the chemical bonds in a molecule, to derive a dynamic metabolic profile from just one sample rapidly and cheaply.
      Researchers with the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), have developed a fast, low-cost and high-throughput technique capable of profiling dynamic me...

  • 01

    09 2021

    How Do Heterotrophic Bacteria Improve Competitiveness of Synechococcus in Oceanic Carbon Fixation?

    Particular , has obvious survival and competitive advantages in the ocean , making it ubiquitous from nutrient-rich coastal waters , low-nutrient oceans , to.Not only an important contributor to ocean carbon fixation and the " biological pump " , but can also directly produce recalcitrant dissolved organic carbon ( RDOC ) via.Significance of Synechococcus , revealing its competitive advantages in the ocean is an important window to understand.Jointly with Professor JIAO Nianzhi , Professor ZHANG Yao from Xiamen University and Professor GAO Shuji from Hainan.
      Picophytoplankton, mainly composed of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus, are the most abundant photosynthetic autotrophs in the ocean, contributing up to 80% of the primary production (carbon fixation) in oligotrophic oceans.
      Synechococcu...

  • 26

    08 2021

    Researchers Developed a Cell Factory to Produce High-purity DHA

    Docosahexaenoic acid ( DHA , C22 : is an important nutrient for the brain and visual development of newborns and helps to treat many diseases .The cost of DHA oil mainly includes the fermentation and purification processing costs , which are closely related to the DHA purity in microbial oil .Researchers from the Metabolomics Group of Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology ( QIBEBT ) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( CAS ) have developed a novel strain processing high-purity DHA oil through metabolic engineering strategy .
      Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6) is an important nutrient for the brain and visual development of newborns. It is also widely applied in pharmaceutical and food industries.
      Aurantiochytrium has become one of the representative strains fo...

  • 13

    08 2021

    Researchers Evaluate Water Conservation Potential of Coal Power Industry Itself in China

    Although China has already committed to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, the coal power is still a main source of power generation for the country. The coal power industry, the largest industrial water consumer, is facing extreme pressure, since China is a typical water-scarce country with 20% of the global population assigned only 7% of the globe’s freshwater. Thus, the effective water conservation is urgent for the sustainable development of the coal power industry. But little was known for the water conservation potential of the coal power plants at the provincial level. To solve this, the researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have evaluated the water consumption and conservation of the coal power industry in China’s 30 provinces. Coal power is still a main source of power generation for China. Coal power industry, the largest industrial water consumer, is facing extreme pressure, since China is a typical water-scarce country with 20% of the global population assigned only ...