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Adding value to industry
8, Apr 2024

Adding value to industry

 Much is being said about the opportunities in precision fermentation, and its potential to benefit the food and chemical industries. But how do we make these technologies more streamlined,...

Biosensor for rare earth elements
26, Mar 2024

Biosensor for rare earth elements

A biosensor that can detect rare earth elements used in electronics, medicine, energy storage and clean energy generation is being developed by a team within the Centre’s two Queensland nodes....

Sweetener for the sugar industry
21, Feb 2024

Sweetener for the sugar industry

Nothing says northern Australia like fields of lush, waving sugar cane. Yet only a third of the tropical harvest becomes valuable sugar products. The rest is considered waste. That 30...

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold
15, Feb 2024

Microbial marvels turn waste gases into green gold

What if we could encourage microbes to eat greenhouse gases being pumped into our atmosphere at alarming levels and create sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials instead? In essence, that’s what...

Synthetic biology rocks Woodford Festival
1, Feb 2024

Synthetic biology rocks Woodford Festival

Synthetic biology researchers and associates joined a line-up of more than 2000 artists, musicians and presenters at the 2023/4 Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. Two panel discussions on synthetic biology...

Annual conference champions sustainability
31, Jan 2024

Annual conference champions sustainability

Sustainability took centre stage at the Centre’s third annual conference held in December 2023 against the scenic backdrop of the Sunshine Coast. A call to urgently reduce carbon impact resonated...

Tonic to textiles
24, Jan 2024

Tonic to textiles

The fermented drink Kombucha could well become the foundation of new eco-friendly textiles, according to a research team exploring this possibility. The highly popular beverage is produced by bacteria and...