Microbes And Energy

                                                       Microbes And Energy

During vinegar production with wood chips, bacteria grow on the surface of the wood, forming what is called a biofilm. Bacteria attached to a surface like this can produce many compounds, as well as block the flow of a fluid. The latter behavior has been used to increase the amount of oil extracted from an oil field. Bacteria growing in the wells block areas that are more open. When water is then pumped into the ground, the biofilms drive the water into other areas that still contain oil. This then forces the oil to the surface. Microbes can also be used to create fuels directly. Certain bacteria ferment glycerol to form ethanol, a biofuel that can be used in automobiles. The glycerol is a by-product of biodiesel production, but it is more valuable if converted to fuel. With genetic engineering, microbes can also be altered to produce fuels that they don’t usually make. One company has modified the DNA of yeast to create biofuel from sugarcane feedstock. The challenge to all of these methods is creating a process that produces fuels more easily and cheaply than conventional methods.

OMICS International is organizing 2nd World Congress on Beneficial Microbes: Food, Pharma, Aqua & Beverages Industry on September, 23-25, 2015 Phoenix, USA . The theme of the conference is “Exploiting the power of Microbes for the Industrial Development”. This congress is expecting audience such as experts from food microbiology, aquaculture microbiology, probiotics, and experts from academics as well as industrial microbiology.

Market Analysis-

An overview of global biofuels is provided by a number of reports (included in the EBTP Reports Database. In August 2013, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance GRFA announced an interactive map showing the current mandate and planned targets for biofuel production in countries across the globe. The GRFA forecasts that global fuel ethanol production will exceed 90 billion liters in 2014. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the US produced more than 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol in 2013 (slightly up on the 2012 figure). Various projections for global growth of biofuels production to 2020 have been made by international organisations, independent consultants and biofuels associations. The PEW Trusts report Who's winning the clean energy race? 2012 indicates that the US is currently the world leader in biofuel investments with $1.5bn invested in 2012. However, globally, investment in biofuels fell 47% between 2011 and 2012.

About OMICS-

OMICS International organises 1000+ Conferences every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Conferences in OMICS-

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods, Valencia, Spain, November 03-05, 2015, International Conference on Water Microbiology and Novel Techniques, Chicago, USA, July 18-20, 2016, 4thInternational Conference on Oceanography and Marine Biology, Brisbane, Australia, July 18-20, 2016, 2nd International Congress and Expo on Biofuels and Bioenergy, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 01-03, 2016,  International Conference on Microbial Physiology and Genomics Rome, Italy, October 20-22, 2016 Rome, Italy,  XVII International Congress on MPMI, Portland, OR, USA, July 17-21,2016 , Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Genomics Philadelphia, USA,  PA, October 05-07, 2015,  Hot topics in food microbiology, October 08 - 09, 2015,  Chipping Campden, UK, EMBO | EMBL Symposium: Microbiology, Heidelberg , Germany, October 11-14, 2015,  Microbe 2016, Sheffield, UK, September 23-25, 2016


Fossil fuels like coal and oil have played a critical role in humanity’s recent history, providing a vast energy source which has fueled much of society’s development and industrialization. These fuels are still the primary source of energy for the world’s developed nations, and yet it is agreed that these traditional sources of energy cannot continue to power humanity’s growth into the future. The demand for oil production is at an all-time high, and will only increase as developing nations continue to grow. Furthermore, many experts predict that the rate of world oil production has already peaked, and that it will only decrease from now onwards as fewer and fewer oil reserves are discovered. This decreasing supply and rising demand will drive up the price of oil and other fossil fuels, and will eventually make them economically unsustainable . The use of fossil fuels poses other problems as well, most notably that their consumption is environmentally unsustainable. Burning fossil fuels produces enormous quantities of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which has a negative impact on the Earth’s environment by contributing to global warming . For all of these reasons, there is great incentive to pursue the development of renewable energy sources, particularly microbial biofuels. Microbial metabolism is incredibly varied, and can both utilize and produce a wide variety of useful molecules. Many microbial systems are also well characterized and easy to manipulate genetically, and scientific advances will only make these systems easier to work with in the future . Although there is no biofuel option currently available which solves all of the economic and environmental issues associated with fossil fuels, the potential for both “fine-tuning” biofuel-producing microbes, and genetically modifying species to be able to efficiently make use of otherwise useless materials and byproducts, makes microbial biofuels an appealing target for research

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