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- FOX Business
“We now know that these fuels meet all the standards for gasoline, jet fuel and diesel,” said Richard Sayre of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, who also serves as chief technology officer of Phycal, an algae-fuel focused biotech company. “We are very optimistic will produce fuel for the aviation industry in particular.”
- St. Louis Business Journal
According to Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer of the center, Davies’ ability to manage grants and contracts “has led to best-in-class stewardship of our donor, taxpayer and other funded activities” as the center moved from startup to the world’s largest independent plant research institute.
- BioBuzz, BRDG Park
Focused on exploring innovative ideas and opportunities related to agriculture as a key component in solving long-term issues in food production and security, environmental and energy concerns, the third annual Ag Innovation Showcase takes place May 23-24 at the Danforth Plant Science Center, the world's largest independent plant science research institute. The Ag Innovation Showcase was founded by BRDG Park and others in 2009.
- Seed. Feed. Food.
The Big Food Wasters: 2 billion people could be fed for a year with the amount the USA alone throw away each year.
- Department of Energy's Office of Science Energy Frontier Research Centers
Vote for the People's Choice Award - CABS: Green Energy for Our Nation’s Future, to generate the fundamental knowledge required to increase the efficiency of photosynthesis and production of energy-rich molecules in plants.
- Creve Coeur Patch.com
The Danforth Center will again commemorate World Food Day on October 14 and 15 by enlisting volunteers to package protein-rich meals to send to Africa. Hightower said that volunteers packed 355,000 meals last year and hope to reach a goal of 500,000 this year.
- Biofuels Digest
Algae industry awash in new technologies to address key commercialization barrier: will they pluck algae, and the algae industry, out of the water?
- Christian Science Monitor
The Global Hunger Index, released Monday, shows progress against hunger in South Asia and Latin America. But the world needs to focus on childhood nutrition for this to continue. To zero in on why hunger remains a global challenge and an economic stumbling block in many countries – principally in sub-Saharan Africa – look no further than the Democratic Republic of the Congo.