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Five Bioeconomy Projects Get Commercialization Funding

Monday, September 21, 2015
field of corn and soybean

Thanks to funding from the Michigan Strategic Fund, plus matching funds from Michigan State University (MSU), several bio-based MSU research projects have been fast-tracked for commercial development. MSU received the…

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Greasing Photosynthesis and Making Fuels

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Christoph Benning, MSU Foundation Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is one of the world’s foremost experts in plant lipid metabolism. His work could ultimately lead to plant…

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New Paradigms for Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency

Friday, April 17, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, presents “New Paradigms for Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency: Molecular and Organic Excitonics Lab Overview,” to the MSU Board of…

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Regulating Photosynthesis Key to Increased Efficiency in Plants

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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…

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Engineering Plants for Better Biofuel Production

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Catapillar on leaf

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology professor Christoph Benning and colleagues were initially the “odd people out” at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) because, while other researchers were…

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Faculty Conversations: Cheryl Kerfeld

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheryl Kerfeld holds joint appointments with the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Through examining single-cell organisms, studying the process of photosynthesis,…

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Solar Energy that Doesn’t Block the View

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Solar cell

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people…

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