Posts Tagged ‘biofuels

Yeast Update

August 4, 2012

I’m excited to display some of the first photos of our yeast as we continue the purification process using differential media. Our cleanest samples are coming from the untreated apricots we mashed and fermented. Keeping the alcohol content high has helped us to eliminate some bacteria by lowering the ph and increasing the alcohol content. […]

Wild Summers – Zymology in the Clemson Musser Fruit Farm

July 12, 2012

Thanks to some summer funding from the Clemson Creative Inquiries Program, recent Biosystems Engineering Graduate Jared McKnight and myself spent the early part of our summer winding through the endless rows of peach, nectarine, apricot, and blueberry trees at Musser Fruit Farm. What were we doing there? Other than gorging ourselves on the freshest ripest […]

Snow Creek Farms Canola

March 29, 2012

Snow Creek Farms Canola

Canola as far as the eye can see in Statesville, NC

Thanks Brioso

November 9, 2011

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to managers Christie and Tyler from Brioso. We had about 40 faculty, staff and students come out over the course of the night to dine at Brioso. We loved the food, and we love that you folks have partnered with us. As our program continues to grow, […]

Algae Farming 101

October 25, 2011

By: Shwetha Sivakaminathan¬†and Lauren Harroff Last week we had the opportunity to attend a workshop at the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae located at the University of Texas in Austin. Algae include a very diverse range of organisms with differing sizes, shapes, colors and structural components. Microalgae fall into two broad categories: Cyanobacteria or Blue-green […]

Biosystems Engineers Do It in the Dark!

October 11, 2011