There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "green solutions".
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- 1. Better together: a bacteria community creates biodegradable plastic with sunlight
The cooperative works like an assembly line and is relatively cheap to run. Future products could include medicine, even food for Martian outposts.
- By Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss
- 2. Perspectives on building nanofactories for energy and medical uses
Scientists are learning how bacterial nanofactories are constructed in nature. Recent experiments show we could engineer their building blocks into new structures, for useful applications.
- By Igor Houwat, Eric Young
- 3. PhotosynQ at Feed the Future Conference in Burkina Faso [LINK]
“Feed the Future," funded by USAID, engages universities, institutions, and private organizations in the US, Africa, and Central/South America to improve legume management on local farms.
- 4. Introducing PhotosynQ to Scientists in West Africa [LINK]
A blog post by Dan TerAvest on a workshop with researchers from across West Africa in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with support from the McKnight Foundation.
- 5. A new chloroplast 'app' for making biofuels
In addition to doing photosynthesis, the chloroplast is the source of up to 10% of seed oil production in plants. Scientists are experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels.
- By Igor Houwat, Kun Wang, Christoph Benning
- 6. [VIDEO] Our first ever look at bacterial organelle shells
In a new Science publication, The Kerfeld lab show us the details of bacterial organelle shells for the first time ever, making it easier to target them for medical or renewable energy applications.
- 7. Squeezing oil out of plants and into your gas tank: it's hard.
When the Benning lab tried a technique for producing plant biofuels, an unexpected result led to an increase in our basic knowledge of plant biology.
- 8. From the lab to the world: solving big problems in agriculture and energy
Introducing MultispeQ, an affordable and sophisticated scientific instrument that measures plant health and photosynthetic parameters.
- 9. Power Plants: Kramer lab featured in MSU President's 2016 Report
The 90-second clip is part of a series showcasing MSU's abilities in anticipating global challenges. The Kramer lab focuses on understanding photosynthesis in real time and in dynamic environments.
- 10. Molecular velcro boosts microalgae's potential in biofuel industrial applications
Derek Fedeson from the Ducat lab has designed a system to attach cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, to yeast and other surfaces.
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