Special Feature – Biofuels in SA

December 7, 2015

SA’s biggest newspaper, The Advertiser, recorded and produced a special feature on biofuels in SA. The video and article stars SA node leader Associate Professor Rachel Burton, with help in the lab from PhD student Kendall Corbin. In the article, Associate Professor Burton discusses the use of Agave and grape marc in biofuels and how […]

Centre Director on TV

November 11, 2015
Filed under: Events,Media — Tags: , , , , — Emma Drew @ 3:14 pm

Professor Vincent Bulone’s research on fishy sunscreen, that was completed in Stockholm, Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) was recently featured in an episode of Channel 10’s science show, Scope. Vincent’s story begins around the 7:40 mark: Scope Episode 80  

Grant success for Centre Director

October 30, 2015
Filed under: News,Uncategorized — dmathew @ 10:13 am

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham (on behalf The Australian Research Council) has just announced a new round of funding at the Australian National Wine Centre in Adelaide. Centre Director, Vincent Bulone was present to hear he was successful with his ARC Discovery Project application that will look into cell wall structure and dynamics in emerging […]

A better source for biofuel?

October 7, 2015

Researchers at the Centre have showed that the agave plant, best known for producing tequila in Mexico, could produce up to 15,000 litres per hectare a year of biofuel ̶ and it grows on marginal land under low rainfall conditions. The paper, titled “Prospecting for Energy-Rich Renewable Raw Materials: Agave Leaf Case Study” published in the journal […]

New paper: Plants also suffer from stress

September 14, 2015
Filed under: New Publications — Tags: , , , , , , — Emma Drew @ 3:19 pm

Professor Staffan Persson, affiliated with the Melbourne node of the Centre, has recently had a paper published in the journal Cell. The paper titled, “A Mechanism for Sustained Cellulose Synthesis during Salt Stress,” discusses how the team identified a protein family that helps plants to grow on salt, and outlined a mechanism for how these proteins aid […]

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