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January 05, 2016
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Researchers teach bacterium how to photosynthesize
Berkeley, Calif. (UPI) Jan 4, 2016
For the first time, researchers have trained a non-photosynthetic baterium to perform photosynthesis. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? The bacterium is Moorella thermoacetica, and scientists have found a way to incorporate it into a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system capable of synthesizing valuable chemical products. Researchers gifted the bacterium light-harvesting powers by integrating cadmium sulfide nanoparticles. "We've demonstrated the first self-photosensitiza ... read more
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How to train your bacterium
Trainers of dogs, horses, and other animal performers take note: a bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica has been induced to perform only a single trick, but it's a doozy. Berkeley Lab researchers ... more
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Milbank advises on purchase of stake in solar portfolio from Dominion
In its latest major transaction in the solar power sector, a Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP deal team led by corporate partner John Franchini and project finance partner Timothy Wendling advi ... more
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Cellular sensor helps plants find light
Despite seeming passive, plants wage wars with each other to outgrow and absorb sunlight. If a plant is shaded by another, it becomes cut off from essential sunlight it needs to survive. To es ... more
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Morocco postpones opening of huge solar plant without explanation
Morocco postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be the world's largest solar power production facility. ... more


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New drama at Hanergy as boss sells stake at massive discount
The boss of Beijing-based solar energy firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is selling a stake in the company at a massive discount in Hong Kong, as the once high-flying firm faces a continuing regulatory probe. ... more

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Solar Impulse 2 ready to fly again by April 20: spokeswoman
The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, grounded in Hawaii since the summer for repairs, will be ready to fly again by April 20, the project's spokeswoman told AFP Wednesday. ... more
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NREL research advances hydrogen production efforts
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. NREL's scientists too ... more
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Spain wants to retake lead in renewable energy
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