Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Princeton University
Principal Investigator: Tullis Onstott
The specific aim of this Large-Scale EMSL proposal is to image the metabolic interactions of deep subsurface anaerobic CH4-cycling microbial consortia: 1) at high pressure and temperature; 2) at high temperature and salinity, and 3) during in situ...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Jon Magnuson
Economical and sustainable production of biofuels and bioproducts from biomass requires efficient utilization of the carbon contained within, thereby creating a need for enzyme cocktails used in the deconstruction of the polysaccharides and lignin...
Lead Institution: Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute
Principal Investigator: Ronald de Vries
Sugar conversion through central carbon catabolism in filamentous fungi is a complex progress that involves many pathways. During growth on plant biomass, multiple 5- and 6-carbon monomeric sugars become simultaneously available to the fungus....
Lead Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Hurley
Biofuel production using cellulases extracted from fungi has the potential to be a major resource to replace fossil fuels and regulating the synthesis of these and other enzymes is crucial for the economics of biofuel production from lignocellulose...
Lead Institution: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Davinia Salvachua Rodriguez
White rot fungi (WRF) are the most efficient organisms for the depolymerization and mineralization of lignin to CO2 and H2O in Nature and thus, WRF play a pivotal role in carbon cycling. Lignin depolymerization by WRF (extracellular process) has...