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    09 2016

    Genome Editing Platform for Industrial Oleaginous Microalgae

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences' Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) has established a genome editing platform for industrial oleaginous microalgae.
      Microalgae are organisms that can capture and assimilate atmospheric CO2 by using sunlight. They then store the solar energy and CO2 in the form of energy-dense molecules such as triacylglycerol (TAG), which can be readily converted to oil. T...

  • 22

    07 2016

    Scientists Turn Inulin Resources into Ethanol and FOS

    The Chinese Academy of Sciences' Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) has developed two easy and effective processes for ethanol and FOS production from inulin resources, respectively.
      The sunflower family plant Jerusalem artichoke has been regarded as an important sustainable feedstock in China. The amazing plant can thrive in infertile soil, without competition with farmland for food plants. The plant tuber contains 60-70...

  • 26

    05 2016

    How Nutrients Affect Green Tides in the Yellow Sea?

    Researchers at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) successfully demonstrated that organic nutrients may contribute to the outbreak of green tides in the southern Yellow Sea.
      Large macroalgal blooms (also known as green tides, or Ulva prolifera) occurred in the southern Yellow Sea, China, yearly from 2008 to 2015. Since 2008, green tides have become a severe problem with negative impacts on the coastal ecosystem o...

  • 25

    04 2016

    How to Scale up Fabrication of High Quality Perovskite Film

    Researchers at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a nonsaltbased precursor pair-inorganic HPbI3 solid and organic CH3NH2 gas-for the deposition of uniform CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite thin films.
      The organic-inorganic hybrid halides perovskite solar cells have been improved to the certificated efficiency of 22.1% recently and the coming question is how to easily get the high quality perovskite films to meet the requirement for its fut...

  • 25

    02 2016

    How Enzymes Find Balance in 3-Hydroxypropionate Biosynthesis?

    A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) made breakthrough in 3-hydroxypropionate Biosynthesis via Malonyl-CoA Pathway.
      3-Hydroxypropionate (3HP) is one of top 12 value-added chemicals from biomass ranked in the list released by the US Department of Energy. The nature of the molecular structure makes it capable of converting to various compounds. The microbial...

  • 22

    12 2015

    How Microorganisms Digest Carbohydrate at High Temperature

    A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) studied how thermophilic microorganisms degrade carbohydrate in brown algae at high temperature.
      Few people know that, there are some microorganisms named thermophiles thriving in certain special habitats, for example, subsurface petroleum reservoirs, hot springs or deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The ability of such thermophilic microorgan...