NREL's Biosciences Center works to understand the function and design principles of biological systems that capture and convert energy to develop transformative technologies to produce advanced biofuels.
Scientists in the Biosciences Center conduct "use-inspired” studies in a scientifically holistic environment, linking fundamental understanding of how biological systems assemble, function to control mass and energy flux, and can be deconstructed. These systems include plant, microbial, enzymatic, chemical, and biohybrid (biomimetic) systems.
Enzyme and Microbial Development
Microbial Development and Metabolic Engineering
Photosynthetic Energy Transduction
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Biological and Environmental Research