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UofF researchers stressing algae to boost oil production

UofF researchers stressing algae to boost oil production

September 4, 2013 |

In Florida, researchers at the University of Florida are studying how nitrogen starvation stress induces lipid accumulation in green algae, also called chlorella.Their findings, described online this month in the journal Planta, show that lipid accumulation in algal cells begins just hours after they are starved of nitrogen – not days, as scientists previously believed. They […]

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University of Florida selected for $125 million research partnership with India

University of Florida selected for $125 million research partnership with India

April 23, 2012 |

In Florida, a team from the University of Florida has been selected for a $125 million project with the DOE and India. The research focuses on renewable resources, including deriving biofuels from inedible plant material including sorghum, sweet sorghum, pearl millet, bamboo, and switchgrass, but will also investigate their capacity to utilize waste streams. The […]

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