Spiders produce strong and lightweight threads called draglines that are made from silk proteins. Although they can be used to manufacture a number of useful materials, getting enough of the protein is difficult because only a small amount can be produced by each tiny spider. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan, led by Keiji Numata, reported that they succeeded in producing the spider silk from engineered marine photosynthetic bacteria.
Combination of eutectic solvents and genetic engineering advances cellulosic biofuels production [Registered]
the international team of researchers led by The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) have developed a process that leverages the genetic engineering of lignin and bio-derived deep eutectic solvents (DESs).
Competitive isobutanol production process using supercritical carbon dioxide as solvent [Registered]
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts have developed a novel process using an unorthodox solvent and engineered microbe to produce isobutanol economically.
Researchers modify both E. coli and tobacco plant to speed up production of muconic acid from lignin [Registered]
Researcher US’ Sandia National Laboratories have developed a novel process to produce from lignin muconic acid and pyrogallol which currently have a combined market value of US$255.7 billion.
An international research team led by the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and Sequentia Biotech S.L. has genetically engineered the plant Artemisia annua to produce twice as much artemisinin.
Researchers at Stanford University have isolated the machinery for making a common cancer-fighting drug from an endangered plant. They then put that machinery into a common, easily grown laboratory plant, which was able to produce the chemical. The technique could potentially be applied to other plants and drugs, creating a less expensive and more stable source for those drugs.