Tag Archives: Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Image courtesy of Dr Tom WIlliams

From waste to sustainable products

Methanol is becoming a cheap and sustainable source of carbon. Currently more methanol is produced than is purchased which makes it an ideal waste-resource for creating valuable products. The catch of course being, how do you transform methanol into what you really want?

The ecology of bizarre aquatic microbial slime communities deep beneath the Nullarbor desert

It has traditionally been thought that almost all life on earth ultimately derives its energy from sunlight. However, deep below ground certain microbes can use chemicals to generate energy.