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    01 2022

    Scientists Propose New Strategy for Chemical Upcycling of Polylactic Acid Plastic Waste

    A research team led by WANG Qinggang from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has developed a new "DE-RE polymerization" chemical upcycling strategy. This chemical upgrading process of Polylactic acid (PLA), waste to new PLA material has been successfully achieved in a "polymer to polymer" pathway.
      A research team led by WANG Qinggang from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has developed a new "DE-RE polymerization" chemical upcycling strategy, which converts polylac...

  • 25

    01 2022

    New Sequencing Technique Established for Low-biomass, Degraded or Contaminated Microbiome Samples

    A research team based in Qingdao, China has developed a low-cost metagenome sequencing technique that enables high-resolution revelation of the full 'landscape' of organisms in a microbiome, even from highly contaminated, very degraded or low-biomass samples. The technique is described in a paper that appeared in the journal Genome Biology.
      A research team led by the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has developed a low-cost metagenome sequencing technique. It enables high-resolution revelation of the full 'lands...

  • 19

    01 2022

    Selective Membrane May Cycle Dual-ion Batteries Closer to Reality

    Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe, long-lasting, fast charging and better for the environment than non-rechargeable batteries — right? Not quite. The ion exchange mechanism that allows for power storage uses rare earth elements, such as nickel and cobalt. Researchers have long been on the hunt for alternative batteries that boast all the benefits of lithium-ion versions but include ecological and economic advantages. Now, a team is closing in on an improved approach.
      Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe, long-lasting, fast charging and better for the environment than non-rechargeable batteries–right? Not quite. The rocking-chair mechanism that allows for commercial power storage generally uses rare ...

  • 18

    01 2022

    Researchers Uncover Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanism of Plant Pectin Biosynthesis

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) revealed the transcriptional regulation mechanism of pectin biosynthesis.
      Pectin is a complex cell wall polysaccharide. It plays an important role in modulating cell adhesion, cell morphogenesis and growth.
      Although several genes involved in pectin biosynthesis have been identified, the transcriptional regulato...

  • 17

    11 2021

    Researcher Develop Novel Strategy to Fabricate 3D-MXene-based Electrocatalyst for Nitrogen Reduction to Ammonia

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a novel strategy to fabricate 3DMXene-based electrocatalyst for highly efficient nitrogen reduction to ammonia.
      Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a novel strategy to fabricate 3DMXene-based electrocatalyst for highly efficient nitrogen reduction to am...

  • 14

    11 2021

    Researchers Find Ways to Quantifying Protein Electrostatic Interactions in Cells

    Recently, a research team from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has investigated the protein electrostatic interactions in E. coli cells by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. The study, published in Journal of the American Chemical Society on November 12.
      Electrostatic interaction plays a vital role in many important biological reactions, such as enzyme catalysis, protein-protein interaction, protein-DNA/RNA interaction, and H+ transfer.
      Most proteins perform their functions in cells. The ...