The group of YU Shuhong at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences has presented an oil collection apparaturs based on a hydrophobic polymer sponge and a self-priming pump which can selectively collect oil from water surface with high efficiency. CAS news...
The group of LI Chunzhao has developed bubble column bioreactors which showed a productivity of 32 mg biomass per liter per day. The content of unsaturated fatty acids was higher, as compared to indoor cultures CAS news release, June 25, 2014
The membrane reactor allows to remove acids and replenish fresh broth, maintaining high cell-density for up to 130 hrs. Succinic acid concentrations were up to 73 g/L, attaining 99,4 % purity after crystallization. CAS news release, June 25, 2014
The group around Guorui TING solved the structure of the E. coli enzyme and showed by mutations at M123 and M135 that these residues are crucial for producing higher quantities of C-55 terpenoids. CAS news release, June 24, 2014
The submersible is accompanied by its carrier and 45 members of staff. It dives over 7.000 m deep and is able to take mineral and biological samples from the deep sea floor. Its home base is Qingdao. CAS news release, June 23, 2014