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Three faculty members awarded a $1.5M DoE grant

Professor Nina Lin, and co-PIs, professors Andrew Allman and Maciek R. Antoniewicz, will be working on this project.

Professor Nina Lin, along with her co-PIs, professors Andrew Allman and Maciek R. Antoniewicz, have been awarded a $1.5M DoE grant for “Developing, understanding, and harnessing modular carbon/nitrogen-fixing tripartite microbial consortia for versatile production of biofuel and platform chemicals.”

When Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced the awards, she said, “Biofuels that can power planes and ships, and bioproducts made from renewable resources will play a critical role in decarbonizing our economy—and today’s awardees will help us understand, predict, and even design them at the cellular level, so that we can unlock their full potential. Led by the unparalleled scientific capabilities at DOE’s National Labs and America’s world-leading research universities, these projects will help us develop low-carbon products that drive economic growth while building a more sustainable world for our children and grandchildren.”

Below is the link to the DoE press release: