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    04 2024

    Researchers constructed perfectly selective artificial proton channels

    Now, a team led by Prof. Gao Jun and Prof. Huang Qingsong from Sichun University, found that interlayer spacings of laminar covalent organic framework (COF) materials readily serve as perfectly selectivity artificial proton channels. These materials can be easily fabricated in bulk. “Previously, the pores of the COF materials were extensively studied for proton conduction. Yet, the pore size is typically larger than 1 nm, precluding the possibility to realize perfect selectivity against ions or water molecules” says Prof. HUANG Qingsong.
      Biological proton channels are a special type of ion channels, not only because they conduct a different species, but also because they have a selectivity that is far superior to other ion channels. In fact, their selectivity is considered pe...

  • 10

    04 2024

    Scientists Achive New Progress in Sulfide Electrolyte Research

    A research group led by Prof. WU Jianfei from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), successfully addressed industry challenges and bottlenecks in the stacking process of sulfide all-solid-state cells.
      With the guidance of the national "dual-carbon" policy, the new energy electric vehicles sector has emerged as a strategically supported industry by the state. The energy density and safety of batteries stand out as critical factors crucial f...

  • 27

    03 2024

    From monooxygenases to peroxizymes: recent progress in enzyme engineering of cytochrome P450s

    Recently, a team led by Prof. Zhiqi Cong from the Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was invited to summarize its progress in transformation of natural NAD(P)H-dependent P450 monooxygenases into their peroxizyme modes, providing an alternative approach to improve the practical catalytic potential of P450 in vitro.
      Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase is a versatile oxidizing enzyme with great potential in synthetic chemistry and biology.
      Recently, a team led by Prof. Zhiqi Cong from the Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chin...

  • 27

    03 2024

    Researchers Reveal Structure and Assembly Mechanism of Unique Module in Cellulosome

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have characterized the structure and assembly mode of a unique cellulosomal assembly module, the double-dockerin module, revealing the intricate complexity and diversity of cellulosome assembly and regulation.
      Cellulosomes are multi-enzyme complexes known for their efficient lignocellulose degradation, which is valuable in bioenergy technique development. The diverse composition and intricate assembly of cellulosomes give them exceptional substrate...

  • 27

    03 2024

    Module Regulating Culm Development Changes Architecture and Improves Biomass of Switchgrass

    Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have clarified the mechanism that miR156-SPL-CKX4 module regulates cytokinin homeostasis and then affects culm development in switchgrass. Based on this, novel switchgrass germplasm that exhibits greater tiller numbers and thicker culm can be obtained by the precise manipulation of the downstream gene PvCKX4.
      Tiller number per plant and the average weight per tiller are two key factors contributing to biomass production in switchgrass and other grass species. However, the excessive grass tiller number always has a negative impact on culm developme...

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    03 2024

    The Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology has recently published an important review in engineering Clostridium autoethanogenum to synthesize the biochemicals and biocommodities

    Qingdao C1 refinery engineering research center, QingDao institute of bioenergy and bioprocess technology has published a review article, which summarized and prospected the metabolic engineering of self-produced ethanol Clostridia for the synthesis of chemicals and biocommodities from syngas.
      The transition to fossil fuel utilization has led to serious environmental consequences, exacerbating global warming and bringing further climate change. In the face of these challenges, multiple approaches are needed to develop alternative s...