Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University biology professor, who has gained international recognition with his research in the last few years, will be the next presenter of the Provost Lecture Series at APSU.
Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 7th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
The title of his presentation is “Growing algae in photobioreactors for practical purposes.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Three faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently announced publications or conferences attended as part of their professional and scholarly activities.
Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor of biology, had four chapters published in a reference book, Applied Science. The four chapters are titled “Biofuels and Synthetic Fuels,” “Bioprocess Engineering,” “Industrial Fermentation” and “Metabolic Engineering.” This publication is designed for undergraduate students, high school students and anyone seeking or planning careers in the field. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff at Austin Peay State University recently announced their latest professional and scholarly activities.
Christopher Burawa, with Cynthia Hogue from Arizona State University and Clyde Moneyhun from Boise State University, presented a panel, “Translating Living Writers,” at the 2012 American Literary Translators Association annual conference held October 6th at the University of Rochester. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University will feature an APSU professor whose research in hydrogen production for possible use as a biofuel in vehicles has garnered international headlines.
Dr. Sergei Markov, associate professor in the APSU Department of Biology, will speak at 3:00pm, Thursday, March 24th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.
The title of his talk is “How to Make Biofuels from Microbes Challenges.” «Read the rest of this article»
But Consumers Are Still Window-shopping
Washington, D.C. – This holiday season, it’s never been easier to put a fuel-efficient auto on your shopping list. New government data released recently shows that automakers are offering more models that run on alternative fuels and use less gasoline.
“The good news for consumers is that competition among automakers is driving progress. Auto manufacturers are racing each other to bring fuel-efficient autos to market,” said Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. “When it comes to determining the success of energy-efficient technologies, consumers are in the driver’s seat. As automakers, our job is to develop and introduce vehicles that run on alternative fuels or deploy energy saving technologies.”
Car shoppers seeking fuel efficiency are facing more choices than ever
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Although announced earlier this year as a project ready to get under way, the proposed Clarksville TEPPCO Refined Products Storage Terminal has yet to begin site construction. The project has not yet applied for a US Army Corps of Engineers Permit. This delay is unexplainable from the USACOE standpoint. While they have yet to receive the application, they do expect it to be submitted by year’s end (ten days from now).
According the USACOE, the permit process will be the same for the TEPPCO terminal as the Clarksville Marina Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project. Upon receipt of a complete application, an application review will be conducted, a public notice will be issued and public comment period would be declared where public questions, objections and concerns will be studied. Following the resolution of the public comment and issues, an environmental assessment will have to be conducted and any issues and concerns resulting from that analysis would have to be resolved. The USACOE would then consider issuing a permit. «Read the rest of this article»
Research by an Austin Peay State University biology professor could help to manufacture hydrogen more efficiently for use as a biofuel in vehicles – and become part of a solution to the current fuel crisis.
Dr. Sergei Markov, assistant professor of biology, has developed a prototype bioreactor that uses the purple bacterium Rubrivivax gelatinosus to produce enough hydrogen to power a small motor. He recently presented a paper, titled “Hydrogen production by purple nonsulfur bacterium in a bioreactor,” at the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Boston.
As a result, his work, initially supported by grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, has appeared in a dozen of publications on the Internet, including Science Daily, and on several foreign news Web sites. «Read the rest of this article»