ESD’s Tamas Torok and Hoi-Ying Holman, in collaboration with Michael Cohen of Sonoma State, are studying alkaline-tolerant bacteria that could someday increase efficiency and reduce the cost of biofuel processing.
ESD’s George Moridis was honored by being named to the board of the journal Computers & Geosciences, an Elsevier publication that publishes high impact, original research at the interface between computer sciences and geosciences.
The 2013 call from the Energy Bioscience Institute (EBI) has been posted on EBI's website (http://www.energybiosciencesinstitute.org). The deadline for preproposals is May 31, 2013.
A group of ESD investigators led by Jonny Rutqvist recently conducted numerical simulation studies to assess the potential for injection-induced fault reactivation and notable seismic events associated with shale-gas hydraulic fracturing operations.
Ralstonia eutropha is a chemolithoautotrophic bacterium able to grow with organic substrates or H2 and CO2 under aerobic conditions.
The First Partnership Workshop of the LBNL/UC-Davis Predictive Agricultural Initiative focused on how to sustainably manage agricultural systems for a growing world population under changing environmental conditions.
LBNL Deputy Director Horst Simon, in a message to the Lab, announces a wealth of Lab activities related to Earth Day and Earth Week, and invites all Lab employees to learn how they can make a positive impact.
ESD’s Christer Jansson is featured in a video as a leader in the effort to use tobacco as a sustainable biofuel—as highlighted in the recently concluded annual ARPA-E meeting (and reported on in the March 1 edition of the New York Times).
ESD’s Valeri Korneev, the startup company Seismos, and Bill Shelander, Tech Transfer’s commercialization expert, recently collaborated on developing software to fix current blind spots involved in enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
Functionalization of bacterial cell surfaces has the potential to introduce new activities by chemical modification. ESD’s Harry Beller, Steve Singer, and others show that a bacteriophage–receptor complex can be used to functionalize the surface of two Gram-negative proteobacteria, Escherichia coli and Ralstonia eutropha with CdSe/ZnS nanoparticles.