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There are 27 item(s) tagged with the keyword "green solutions".

Displaying: 11 - 20 of 27

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.

Tags: Ducat lab, green solutions By Igor Houwat, Eric Young
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.

Tags: Benning lab, green solutions By Igor Houwat, Kun Wang, Christoph Benning
[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. 

Tags: Kerfeld lab, green solutions By By Igor Houwat, Layne Cameron, Markus Sutter; Banner image by Markus Sutter, Kerfeld lab
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.

Tags: Benning lab, green solutions By By Igor Houwat, Yang Yang
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.

Tags: Kramer lab, PhotosynQ, green solutions By By Igor Houwat, David Kramer; Banner image by photosynq.org
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.

Tags: Kramer lab, green solutions, PhotosynQ By By Igor Houwat; Banner image by MSU University Communcations
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. 

Tags: Ducat lab, green solutions
Managing photosynthesis' traffic jams

The Ducat lab has coaxed a lab-grown cyanobacteria to efficiently make and export sugar, a technique which could someday lead to greater biofuel production at lower cost.

Tags: Ducat lab, green solutions By By Igor Houwat, Bradley Abramson, Danny Ducat; Banner image by Joey Kyber, Pexels license
'Dialing in the lipidome'

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest: lipids. Think biofuels, cancer research, or even producing fish oils in plants.

Tags: Benning lab, green solutions
Kramer lab's CoralspeQ featured in Nature magazine

The technology is featured alongside various new tools that are transforming marine science, as researchers rush to understand how coral reefs are affected by overfishing, pollution, global warming and ocean acidification.

Tags: Kanazawa, green solutions, Kramer lab, PhotosynQ

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Why this promising biofuel crop takes a summer break Why this promising biofuel crop takes a summer break

By explaining a photosynthetic peculiarity in switchgrass, MSU researchers from the Walker lab may have unlocked even more of the plant’s potential.

Untying molecular knots: Making molecular simulations more efficient with LongBondEliminator Untying molecular knots: Making molecular simulations more efficient with LongBondEliminator

Researchers from the Vermaas lab created a more efficient tool to solve the problem of ring piercings in molecular simulations. This work is published in Biomolecules.

From colleagues to collaborators, a cross-department conversation links statistics to plant science From colleagues to collaborators, a cross-department conversation links statistics to plant science

Complicated sets of biological data can be challenging to extrapolate meaningful information from. Wanting to find a better way to look at this data led Berkley Walker, assistant professor at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, to team up with statistician and Assistant Professor Chih-Li Sung from the Department of Statistics and Probability.