While watching the UNL Seminar video; “The Bold Future of Alternative Energy” by Fuels Synthesis Co. (FSC) CEO Dr. Jay Keasling found here http://heuermannlectures.unl.edu/2011-2012#tab1

I took down some key links to share with everyone.

The University of Illinois is the home for Miscanthus GRASS research. http://miscanthus.illinois.edu/

Questions can be sent to Dr. Long slong@illinois.edu

Rhizomes can be purchased here:
and Green Flame Energy: Erund@GreenFlameEnergy.com for starters.

Dr. Long wrote me and pointed out that Miscanthus is NOT a good source for use with the DSRS technology however, because it is a poor source of fatty acids.

Here’s a article talking about the production process:

The UNL contacts for Miscanthus are rgaussoin1@unl.edu and msousek2@unl.edu
UNL’s research plots are south of Mead.



Fuels Synthesis Company provides a technique called dynamic sensor-regulator system. (DSRS) – can detect metabolic changes in microbes during the production of fatty acid-based fuels or chemicals and control the expression of genes affecting that production. The result in one demonstration was a threefold increase in the microbial production of biodiesel from glucose.


Paper CITATIONS/CHARTS only: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v30/n4/extref/nbt.2149-S1.pdf
(still waiting for a copy of the full paper from Keasling)

Dr. Keasling can be contacted via http://cheme.berkeley.edu/faculty/keasling/ or on LinkedIn

*The DSRS method is currently not PUBLICLY available outside of lab environments.


Solazyme Co. is testing Algae-mass results in comparison here:




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s