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White Biotechnology

White biotechnology refers to biotechnology applied to industrial processes. It involves the use of enzymes and organisms for the processing and production of chemicals, materials, and energy.


White Biotechnology Articles

Genetically Engineered Wine Yeast Produces a High Concentration of L-Lactic Acid of Extremely High Optical Purity
In this study, the authors developed a more recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain following previous research and examined the optical purity of L-lactic acid.

Date: 9 Jun 2007, Rating: 2.20, 3 pages

Efficient Production of L-Lactic Acid from Xylose by Pichia stipitis
The study addresses the feasibility of lactic acid production by the yeast P. stipitis from sugars other than glucose, e.g., xylose and mixtures of xylose and glucose.

Date: 9 Jun 2007, Rating: 2.00, 8 pages

Transformation of Industrial Dyes by Manganese Peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta and Pleurotus eryngii in a Manganese-Independent Reaction
The authors investigated the transformation of six industrial azo and phthalocyanine dyes by ligninolytic peroxidases from Bjerkandera adusta and other white rot fungi.

Date: 9 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Protamylasse, a Residual Compound of Industrial Starch Production, Provides a Suitable Medium for Large-Scale Cyanophycin Production
Since protamylasse is not used in biotechnological processes on an industrial scale, the authors investigated its suitability for CGP production.

Date: 9 Jun 2007, Rating: 3.75, 8 pages

Maltotriose Utilization by Industrial Saccharomyces Strains: Characterization of a New Member of the -Glucoside Transporter Family
Aiming to better understand maltotriose utilization by industrial yeasts, we conducted a physiological characterization of process Saccharomyces strains and looked for new maltotriose transporter genes

Date: 9 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Clean energy from rotting waste
In spite of all public enthusiasm for sorting and recycling waste, a considerable amount of unsorted, often evil-smelling household rubbish always remains.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 3.67

Students work hand in glove for business success
A large number of disposable gloves used in surgery are punctured or damaged during operations, bringing a high risk of infecting medical staff and patients.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.00

Sewage Sludge Digestion: Less sewage residues, more energy
The aim was to increase the economy of the digestion without putting the disposal line out of operation.

Date: 7 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

New processing steps promise more economical ethanol production
Why isn't ethanol production growing by leaps and bounds in the face of higher gasoline prices

Date: 30 Jan 2007, Rating: 6.25

Biofuel Cells Without The Bio Cells
Scientists have observed this electricity-shuttling process taking place sans cells, in purified proteins removed from the outer membrane of the versatile, metal-altering soil bacterium Shewanella oneidensis.

Date: 5 Dec 2006, Rating: 4.00

Microbes In Basalt Thrive On A Mixed Diet Of Toxic Wastes
Seventy-five meters beneath the surface of a site in Idaho where high-level radioactive waste has been stored for more than 40 years, microorganisms living in the pores and crevices of dry basaltic rock are able to reduce a toxic form of chromium to a muc

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: 1.67

Researchers Create New Strategy For Removing Arsenic From Soil
A team of researchers has developed the first transgenic system for removing arsenic from the soil by using genetically modified plants.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Microbial Janitors Tackle Nuclear Clean-Up Problems
Microbial janitors are helping their human counterparts with nuclear clean-up.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: 8.00

Dyed In The Silkworm: Researchers Develop Novel Way To Produce Colored Silk
Japan report that they have developed a technique to produce genetically altered, green fluorescent silk fibers that are spun by the silkworm.

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Operon mer: Bacterial resistance to mercury and potential for bioremediation of contaminated environments
A minireview about the possible use of bacterial operon mer for bioremediation of mercury contaminated environments...

Date: 22 Aug 2006, Rating: 6.33, 3 pages

Ultrasound and algae team up to clean mercury from sediments
News: Ultrasound and algae can be used together as tools to clean mercury from contaminated sediment, according to a study.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: 9.00

Fussy Microbe Holds Promise For Environmental Cleanup
Scientists have found an elusive microbe whose world-class pickiness is a key to one of the most nagging concerns in the cleanup of a common type of environmental toxin.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Biofuels researcher searches for new sources
News: The words are becoming familiar, even if the products aren't: biofuel, biobased, biodiesel, bioethanol. All refer to fuel that's made from bio-produced materials such as plants.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Bio-remediation Without Caution
A bacterium living inside plants could be improved for cleaning up environmental pollutants without genetic modification.

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.44

World's next fuel source could be designer organisms
The scientist who cracked the human genome now hopes to exploit the properties of DNA to solve the world's pending energy crisis that is by creating new types of organisms that would produce hydrogen, secrete nonpolluting heating oil or be able to break d

Date: 28 Jun 2006, Rating: 6.00