Tag: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Billion dollar breakthrough: Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator reaches new milestone

Billion dollar breakthrough: Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator reaches new milestone

September 12, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), managed by NREL, has reached a milestone: Its portfolio of startup companies has raised more than $1.1 billion in external funding since joining IN2. Partnering with companies such as Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, the world’s largest independent plant science research institute, allows NREL to continue […]

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It’s all about sex with algae research

It’s all about sex with algae research

March 11, 2018 |

In Missouri, researchers from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center studied the earliest stages the evolution of male and female sexes in a group of freshwater photosynthetic protists called volvocine green algae, which could have implications for breeding algae for biofuel applications. James Umen, Ph.D., a member of the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels and […]

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center gets $8 million ARPA–E TERRA grant

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center gets $8 million ARPA–E TERRA grant

June 24, 2015 |

In Missouri, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced it was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA–E TERRA program. Funds will be used for research to accelerate breeding and the commercial release of economically viable bioenergy sorghum hybrids. Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the […]

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