Renewable Energy Research


The long-term goal of this project is create a novel biofuel feedstock production platform with increased energy density within vegetative tissues that is capable of producing biodiesel, renewable diesel, or jet fuel with only 20% the water inputs required for traditional biofuel feedstocks.

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John Cushman
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Start Date: 7-01-2012

This project seeks to transfer hydrocarbon producing enzymes from insects into a plant system that can then be used as a biofuel crop in Nevada.

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Jeff Harper
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Start Date: 10-01-2012