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Eckert featured on PBS show about the future of energy


Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carrie Eckert was recently featured in an episode of WOSU Public Media’s QED with Dr. B covering “The Future of Energy.” The Emmy-winning science show focuses on scientists, engineers, and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world and is hosted by Frederic “Dr. B” Bertley, president and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. B interviewed Eckert about her work with microbes, engineering them to transform biomass into valuable fuels and chemicals to support a growing bioeconomy. Eckert is lead for ORNL’s Synthetic Biology Group and the Center for Bioenergy Innovation’s Rapid Genomics Team. Read more about her research and career path here.

The Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL is one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers focused on advancing biofuels and bioproducts for a vibrant domestic bioeconomy. The center is accelerating the development of bioenergy-relevant plants and microbes to enable production of drop-in sustainable aviation fuel, bioproducts that sequester carbon and sustainable replacements for plastics and other environmentally harmful products. CBI is supported by the Biological and Environmental Research program in DOE’s Office of Science.