Tag: U.S. Department of Energy



Enhancing Sorghum for Biofuel Production

Corn may be king, but sorghum is a top contender to replace it as the nation’s primary biofuel source. UNL leads multi-institutional research to improve sorghum’s productivity and significantly advance sustainable ethanol production. Optimizing sorghum’s biofuel potential would relieve pressure on an important global food source. Sorghum grows on marginal lands and needs less water […]

Early Career Awards Boost Promising Research

From smarter computers, robots and power grids to genetic advances and greener chemistry, UNL researchers are solving diverse problems with early career awards from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy. These prestigious five-year awards support research by promising pre-tenure faculty. Eight UNL assistant professors won these awards in 2015-2016. Gaining Control at […]