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DOE Provides Next-Phase Funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research

Monday, July 17, 2017
Late fall switchgrass harvest at the GLBRC / KBS LTER biofuels scale-up site; Photo Credit: J.E.Doll, Michigan State University

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and…

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Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit Environment if Managed Correctly

Monday, July 3, 2017
Phil Robertson

Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy…

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Acidification Tells Plants It’s Deadly Freezing

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
snow on trees

A new study from the Christoph Benning lab shows how plants sense freezing temperatures through increased cellular acidification. The results, published in the July issue of Plant Physiology,…

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Perennial Biofuel Crops’ Water Consumption Similar to Corn

Monday, July 6, 2015
Miscanthus giganteus, a cellulosic biofuel crop

Converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water…

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Improving Agriculture through Genomics, Bioinfomatics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With a background in plant biology and plant pathology, C. Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Plant Biology, is an expert in the genomic aspects of plant biology and plant…

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