Energy Research Area: Characterization of novel microbial strains for biofuel production, development of optimized biomass, and the use of symbiotic microorganisms for enhanced plant growth in a sustainable manner.
We are characterizing new yeast isolates with excellent biofuel production potential. We are engineering non-food plants with optimized characteristics for sugar extraction to improve the efficiency of biofuel production. Plant microbes that provide fixed nitrogen and enable plants to withstand a variety of stresses are being studied for improving plant growth in a sustainable manner.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.