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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.

Tags: Ducat lab, green solutions By Igor Houwat, Taylor Weiss; Banner image by NASA/Public Domain
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
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. 

Tags: green solutions, Kanazawa, Kramer lab, PhotosynQ
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.

Tags: Kramer lab, green solutions, PhotosynQ
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

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Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch? Plants and photosynthesis: What's making plants lose their lunch?

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from improved agricultural productivity to predicting the effects of climate change.

Josh Vermaas starts faculty position at PRL Josh Vermaas starts faculty position at PRL

Josh Vermaas, the newest addition to the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory faculty body, has begun his assistant professorship this month. Josh is a computational biophysicist whose research interests include developing computational models to better understand membrane processes and plant materials.

Learning what it takes to grow a space garden Learning what it takes to grow a space garden

With the support of NASA, the lab of Federica Brandizzi has been studying how plants survive in space conditions. A new study starts revealing how a plant system – which helps plants manage various types of Earthly stresses, such as extreme heat – might function in space.