Fluorescent probe for bad cooking oil in the portable platform

Journal Reference: Xiao Liu, Eun Gyeong Choi, Songbin Cui, Kapil Kumar, Myongji Cho, Young-Tae Chang. Casting red light for bad oil by dual turning-on mechanisms of fluorescence and its application in the portable platform. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2022; 365: 131866 DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2022.131866 A research team led by Professor Young-Tae Chang of the Department … Read more

Vegetable oil emissions study reveals urgent need for greener growing solutions

Journal Reference: Thomas D. Alcock, David E. Salt, Paul Wilson, Stephen J. Ramsden. More sustainable vegetable oil: Balancing productivity with carbon storage opportunities. Science of The Total Environment, 2022; 829: 154539 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154539 Scientists from the University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon carried out the first analysis to consider GHG emissions from almost all possible … Read more

From the oilfield to the lab: How a special microbe turns oil into gases

Journal Reference: Zhuo Zhou, Cui-jing Zhang, Peng-fei Liu, Lin Fu, Rafael Laso-Pérez, Lu Yang, Li-ping Bai, Jiang Li, Min Yang, Jun-zhang Lin, Wei-dong Wang, Gunter Wegener, Meng Li, Lei Cheng. Non-syntrophic methanogenic hydrocarbon degradation by an archaeal species. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04235-2 Enzymes just in case This “miracle microbe” breaks down oil into methane (CH4) … Read more

Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production

Journal Reference: Bradford H. Hager, James Dieterich, Cliff Frohlich, Ruben Juanes, Stefano Mantica, John H. Shaw, Francesca Bottazzi, Federica Caresani, David Castineira, Alberto Cominelli, Marco Meda, Lorenzo Osculati, Stefania Petroselli, Andreas Plesch. A process-based approach to understanding and managing triggered seismicity. Nature, 2021; 595 (7869): 684 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03668-z Oil production generates large volumes of wastewater, … Read more