Tag Archives: fermentation

Feeding bacteria inhabiting oil reservoirs may enhance oil production

Bacteria live in oil reservoirs and eat the oil. Some of them are known to produce surface active molecules (biosurfactants), which act as detergents. Biosurfactants may help produce more oil through breaking globs of oil trapped in

Introducing legume-based ingredients in the niche food market

Legumes are widely promoted for their health benefits, as they are packed with protein, fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals.  At the recommended amount, consumption of legumes lowers the risk of developing heart disease, cancers and

New method to isolate biofuel-producing bacteria

There has been much debate about converting foods like corn grain into fuel for our cars.  Even if all the corn grain in the US were converted to ethanol, it still wouldn’t make enough fuel to replace