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MSU Nets $1.1M in New DOE Grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four Michigan State University faculty members. The four grants come from the DOE Offices of High…

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FRIB Hosts Dr. Chris Fall

Monday, July 16, 2018
Dr. Chris Fall

On 16 July, FRIB hosted Dr. Chris Fall, principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Dr. Fall spent the day at…

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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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Several MSU Researchers Among World’s Most Highly Cited

Monday, December 12, 2016
seven faculty members

Seven Michigan State University faculty members have earned a spot on the Reuters Thomson highly cited researchers list for 2016. This year’s list honors approximately 3,000 scientists from…

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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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Enhancing the Value of Biofuel Crops with Plant-Based Oils

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Benning and Ohlrogge

Michigan State University’s Christoph Benning, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is working to increase the energy density of cellulosic biofuel crops, such as grasses, woods, and the non-food…

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Fertilizer Use Could Reduce Benefit of Cellulosic Biofuels

Thursday, June 2, 2016
switchgrass crop

According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp…

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Biodiversity Doesn’t Help or Hurt Grasses Grown for Biofuel

Friday, September 25, 2015
Kay Gross

A new study conducted at the Michigan State University (MSU) W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) has revealed that species diversity has no substantial impact on production of switchgrass…

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Plant Scientist Brandizzi Named MSU Foundation Professor

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Frederica Brandizzi

Michigan State University (MSU) professor of plant science Federica Brandizzi has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. “This award recognizes Professor Brandizzi’s internationally renowned research for the MSU-Department…

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