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Spinach power gets a major boost

Sep. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have combined the photosynthetic protein that converts light into electrochemical energy in spinach with silicon, the material used in solar cells, in a fashion thatproduces substantially more electrical current than has been reported by previous "biohybrid" solar cells.

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Young receives 2012 DOE Early Career Award

Jun. 26, 2012— Jamey D. Young, chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award for his proposal entitled, “Enhancing metabolic flux to photosynthetic biofuels.”

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