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There are 8 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Bioenergy".

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1. $10M DOE grant to help boost camelina oilseed yield

MSU scientists will lead a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to explore ways to boost the biofuel crop yield for the oilseed plant, camelina.

Tags: DOE, Faculty, Research, Plant science, Bioenergy
2. Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly

Could cellulosic biofuels become a green fuel of the future? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, including MSU's Phil Robertson, say yes, but with a few important caveats.

Tags: Bioenergy, DOE, GLBRC, Plant science, Research, Sustainability
3. Molecular Velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel, industrial applications

MSU scientists have engineered “molecular Velcro” into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research.

Tags: Bioenergy, Environment, Plant science, Research, Sustainability
4. Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

A  new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State shows that the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a significant driver of global climate change.

Tags: Bioenergy, Climate change, Ecology, Plant science, Research
5. MSU partners with ExxonMobil to advance biofuel research

A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.

Tags: Bioenergy, Faculty, Plant science, Research
6. 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
7. 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
8. Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer and biofuel research

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer.

Tags: Bioenergy, Research

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