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

Abstract

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 solar 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.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1244264
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; CROP PRODUCTIVITY; PHOTOSYNTHETIC EFFICIENCY; GENETIC DIVERSITY; CROP VARIETY

Citation Formats

Sayre, Dick. Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Sayre, Dick. Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World. United States.
Sayre, Dick. Tue . "Growing Plants to Power Our Engines and Feed the World". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1244264.
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abstractNote = {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 solar 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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