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Title: Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World

Photosynthesis uses light from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to make chemicals that can be converted into energy-rich biofuels. Plants, however, transform less than five percent of the solarmore » energy they capture into harvestable chemical energy. The New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory are working on strategies to improve the energy yield in algae and plant systems, resulting in more fuel in our tanks and more food on our plates, without releasing additional carbon into the atmosphere.« less
Title: Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World
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Publication Date: 2015-12-15
OSTI Identifier: 1244264
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS ; CROP PRODUCTIVITY ; PHOTOSYNTHETIC EFFICIENCY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-04-12