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Nano Bio technology in Algae Growth 4


 Two researchers use   nano biotechnology to manipulate light particles to accelerate algae growth.  Sureshkumar and Wani of Syracuze University have designed a new bioreactor; with the help of nano bio technology the bioreactor selectively  scatters the blue light in such a manner as to enhance algae growth.   To read more about this path breaking invention log on to http://www.physorg.com/news201887220.html
Wed August 25 2010 08:11:37 AM by Aathmika Syracuze University  |  bioreactor  |  algae 1736 views

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  • Natalia wrote:
    Wed August 25 2010 09:34:02 AM

    Syracuse University's Radhakrishna Sureshkumar, professor and chair of biomedical and chemical engineering, and Syracuse University Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Satvik Wani have started a process that is a great leap forward.

    Molecular biologists are actively seeking ways to engineer optimal algae strains for biofuel production.

    Enhancing the phototropic growth rate of such optimal organisms translates to increased productivity in harvesting the feedstock.

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  • Richard wrote:
    Wed August 25 2010 01:37:22 PM

    Have they published any papers ?
    Have they patented the concept ?
    Richard Spyros

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  • Sat August 28 2010 01:25:29 PM

    i cant very easily understand a patent or a paper published.
    given that efficiency of light is improved, i understand the cultivation efficiency too will improve and am keen on seeing the paper and patent.
    Given that I am lazy, I will prefer, if someone can put that in plain English, it will be even better.

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  • Richard wrote:
    Sat August 28 2010 01:41:53 PM

    Hi All

    I searched
    http://www.uspto.gov/patents/
    for a patent if SU has filed. In vain.

    Papers if any will take longer to get published.


    In December, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Green Technology Pilot Program puts patent petitions related to environmental technologies at the front of the line for appraisal.

    The goal is to encourage economic activity in the sector.

    That is environmental technologies.

    The patent office offered to take up 3000 pending patents on an accelerated status if they get a request.
    Till recently there were only about 1500 such requests.

    This low number is pretty surprising, given that so much of activity is going on in this field. It doesnt augur well for the industry as a whole.

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