Tag: NSF

Michigan State University gets more than $1 million NSF grant to study how to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose

Michigan State University gets more than $1 million NSF grant to study how to use light and CO2 to produce sucrose

May 27, 2019 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University’s Daniel Ducat, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received $1,033,970 from NSF’s Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology Early CAREER Faculty Awards to investigate the fundamental interactions that underpin resilient microbial partnerships and may be key to solving some of the earth’s biggest resource challenges. Ducat’s team […]

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$6 million goes towards universities working on biofuels and carbon capture technologies

$6 million goes towards universities working on biofuels and carbon capture technologies

October 8, 2017 |

In Wyoming, University of Wyoming agricultural economists will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented. UW is part of the four-year, $6 million National Science Foundation project working with Montana State University and the University of South Dakota to […]

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New Standard bioengineering center to include cell engineering to boost algae yields

New Standard bioengineering center to include cell engineering to boost algae yields

October 11, 2016 |

In California, two Stanford faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who will share a $24 million Science and Technology Center grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will found a bioengineering research and education center. SINDY TANG, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, said work at this center will reveal how […]

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University of Arkansas researcher gets $400,000 NSF grant to design cellulosic pretreatment

University of Arkansas researcher gets $400,000 NSF grant to design cellulosic pretreatment

June 16, 2016 |

In Arkansas, a University of Arkansas chemistry professor has received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to investigate a roadblock in the harvesting of biomass from perennial plants for the purpose of creating a source of renewable energy. Computational modeling is an important route toward understanding this process. Wang will develop computer models […]

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University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher gets NSF grant for shape-selective catalysis

University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher gets NSF grant for shape-selective catalysis

December 9, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst computational chemist Scott Auerbach has been awarded a three-year, $330,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve basic understanding and optimize the process of producing fuels such as gasoline from plant biomass instead of from petroleum. For more than 50 years, Auerbach explains, chemists and chemical engineers have […]

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NSF awards University of Toledo almost $200,000 for algae research

NSF awards University of Toledo almost $200,000 for algae research

April 1, 2015 |

In Ohio, the National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Toledo $199,997 for improving and demonstrating the recovery of algal biomass from dilute growth cultures with minimal cost and energy input. This project has the potential to lead to economical use of alternative fuels derived from algal biomass. The lack of low-cost technologies for […]

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NSF Innovation Corps grant for industrial enzyme research

NSF Innovation Corps grant for industrial enzyme research

September 23, 2013 |

In Minnesota, Michael Ceballos’s research team has been awarded an NSF Innovation Corps Team Program grant to research commercialization of enzyme platforms for biofuels at the industrial scale. The lab has a partnership with Energetix and DENCO II, allowing implementation and full testing capability for the company. The work is a spinoff of the work […]

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University of Michigan gets $2 million NSF grant for algae research

University of Michigan gets $2 million NSF grant for algae research

July 31, 2013 |

In Michigan, a team of University of Michigan researchers has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to identify and test naturally diverse groups of green algae that can be grown together to create a high-yield, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective system to produce next-generation biofuels. National Science Foundation funding for the project begins Sept. 1 […]

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Wisconsin researchers get NSF grant for sugar-to-isoprene work

Wisconsin researchers get NSF grant for sugar-to-isoprene work

July 3, 2013 |

In Wisconsin, C5.6 Technologies of Middleton and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point won a $224,967 National Science Foundation grant to continue work on developing bacteria that will ferment sugar into isoprene, a high-energy molecule that can be used to make jet and other fuels.

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UMASS chemical engineer gets NSF grant to study cellulosic biofuel

UMASS chemical engineer gets NSF grant to study cellulosic biofuel

January 22, 2013 |

In Massachusetts, Paul J. Dauenhauer, a chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s CAREER program to conduct basic research on the chemical reactions that create biofuel from organic matter such as wood.

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