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DOE makes largest Danforth Campus research award in history
Date:4/29/2009

y of Arizona and Yair Shachar-Hill, Ph.D., of Michigan State University. Jaworski and Kutchan are WUSTL adjunct professors of biology.

The objective of the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems is to increase the thermodynamic and kinetic efficiency for select plant and algal-based fuel production systems. A unique feature of the Danforth Center's approach is the integration of all aspects of plant metabolism from photosynthesis to the synthesis and accumulation of oils and novel biofuels products.

This "systems" approach will bring new and emerging technologies to bear on complex problems and will improve biofuel production and product development.

"The EFRC award will allow us to transition basic research on algal and plant-based biofuel systems into sustainable energy production systems for the future," Sayre said.

"As global energy demand grows over this century, there is an urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and imported oil and curtail greenhouse gas emissions," Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Ph.D., said. "Meeting this challenge will require significant scientific advances. These Centers will mobilize the enormous talents and skills of our nation's scientific workforce in pursuit of the breakthroughs that are essential to make alternative and renewable energy truly viable as large-scale replacements for fossil fuels."

The 46 EFRCs, to be funded at $2 to $5 million per year each for a planned initial five-year period, were selected from a pool of some 260 applications received in response to a solicitation issued by the DOE Office of Science in 2008. Selection was based on a rigorous merit review process using outside panels comprising scientific experts.

The criterion for providing an EFRC with Recovery Act funding was job creation. The EFRCs chosen for funding under the Recovery Act provide the most employment for postdoctoral associates, graduate students, undergraduates, and technica
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Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
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Washington University in St. Louis
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