Lawrence Berkeley lab lands nearly $14M in ARPA-E grants

October 5, 2011 |

In California, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded almost $14 million in grant money from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy division of the U.S. Department of Energy.

One of the lab’s projects, led by senior staff scientist Christer Jansson, will receive nearly $4.9 million in funding to produce biofuels.  According to Jansson, the goal is to produce high-density liquid hydrocarbons by transferring genes from green algae and cyanobacteria to tobacco plants. His team will use tobacco plants as they grow well, are a nonfood crop and are easy to genetically engineer.

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