Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research selects new projects for Cycle 16

Several BMP Affiliates selected for funding by the Energy Center in its sixteenth annual grant competition. To learn more go to 2022/2023 Energy Research Grants (Cycle 16) 

2022/23 grants – Cycle 16

Diamond-Coated Metallic Structures for Molten-Salt Thermal-Energy Storage Systems

Principal Investigator: Bai Cui, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, BMP Affiliate

Co-PI: Yongfeng Lu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Abstract: 20-702-Bai-Cui-abstract

Protein Fibers from Sorghum Distillers Grains for Value-Additions to Sorghum-Based Biofuel Industry

Principal Investigator: Yiqi Yang, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, BMP Affiliate

Co-PI: Bingnan Mu, Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

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Abstract: 20-705-Yiqi-Yang-abstract

Continuing Cycle 15 Projects (2nd year funding)

Optimization of Biosoprene Production from Renewable and Captured Carbon

Principal Investigator:  Nicole Buan, Biochemistry, BMP Affiliate

Co-PIs: Karrie Weber, School of Biological Sciences

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Abstract:  Nicole Buan abstract