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1. MSU chemist receives $500,000 DOE grant for renewable energy work

Milton Smith, MSU College of Natural Science chemistry professor, has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant for research on renewable energy by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  

Tags: Alternative fuels, DOE, Grant, Research
2. Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils

Christoph Benning, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory director and a researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, is working to increase the energy density of cellulosic biofuel crops by boosting the production of plant-based oils.

Tags: Alternative fuels, DOE, GLBRC, Plant science, Research
3. Perennial biofuel crops' water consumption similar to corn

A recent study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and published in Environmental Research Letters looks at how efficiently “second generation” biofuel crops – perennial, non-food crops such as switchgrass or native grasses – use rainwater and how these crops affect overall water balance.

Tags: Alternative fuels, Bioenergy, Climate change, Faculty, Research, GLBRC
4. Discovery of new plant switch could boost crops, biofuel production

A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.

Tags: Alternative fuels, Faculty, Plant science, Research, Bioenergy

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