The nominating institution Oak Ridge National Laboratory on the project:

Tuskan’s groundbreaking plant genomics research is driving creation of non-food super crops that store carbon and grow on marginal lands with less water, nutrients and pesticides. The 250-scientist DOE Center for Bioenergy Innovation he leads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using data science and plant systems biology to optimize and domesticate plants like the poplar tree to create advanced biofuels and bioproducts, while supporting rural economies and a clean environment.

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