Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2017 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 8 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.
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Four Texas ChE graduate students placed among the top two in their respective categories at the 2016 UT Energy Week Student Research Contest, held Feb. 18 in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the UT Austin campus.
Researchers in the Alper Lab have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published online in the journal Metabolic Engineering in March.
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Assistant professor Hal Alper and his team of students have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products.
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Creating fuel from sunlight sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie depicting technology of the future, but Professor Mullins and his team are working to make this concept a reality. Trailblazers in energy research, the Mullins Group is also studying materials in lithium-ion batteries for portable electronic devices and electric cars as well as … Read the rest »