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Featured Research

Turning Trees into Fuel

Manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.

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7th graders at Bioenergy Day 2014

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Bioenergy Day @ UGA a Hit with 7th Graders and UGA Faculty

Middle-schoolers at the second annual Bioenergy Day @ UGA learned that “science is not just a textbook.”

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Pine Tree Genome is Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

The genome of the most commercially important tree species in the US has been sequenced for the first time, producing what researchers report as the largest genome sequence completed to date.

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Featured Discovery

UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

A new discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide in the air that is responsible for trapping the sun's rays and raising global temperatures.

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As our nation looks to plants to satisfy its growing energy demands, University of Georgia researchers are searching for answers to both long-term and near-term research questions associated with bioenergy production.

Bioenergy Systems Research Institute (BSRI) unites the University’s legacies in agriculture, forestry, environmental science and engineering with its strengths in carbohydrate science, genetics and microbiology to provide a scientific and practical foundation to support an economic and sustainable bioenergy future.