- Scott Banta, Columbia University, Electrofuel production using ammonia or iron as redox mediators in reverse microbial fuel cells
- Christopher Brigham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ralstonia eutropha and the de novo biosynthesis of isobutanol
- Swapnil Chhabra, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Microbial-electocatalytic production of biofuels
- Wayne Curtis, Pennsylvania State University, Development of rhodobacter as a versatile microbial platform for fuels production
- Curt Fischer, Ginkgo Bioworks, Design, construction, and testing of metabolic modules for E. coli-based electrofuels
- Luisa Gronenberg, University of California, Los Angeles, Reduction of CO2 to C4 and C5 higher alcohols
- Bob Kelly, North Carolina State University, Hydrogen-dependent conversion of CO2 to liquid electrofuels by extremely thermophilic Archaea
- Derek Lovely, University of Massachusetts, Microbial electrosynthesis: the shortest path from the sun to fuel
- Michael Lynch, OPX Biotechnologies, Diesel production via fatty acid synthesis utilizing hydrogen and carbon dioxide feedstocks
- Harold May, Medical University of South Carolina, Electrosynthesis by microbial communities
- Greg Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bioprocess and microbe engineering for total carbon utilization in biofuel production
- Robert Tabita, Ohio State University, Carbon dioxide to biofuels by facultativley autotrophic hydrogen bacteria
- Jeffery Way, Harvard Medical School, Engineering bacterial electron uptake and CO2 fixation for electrofuel synthesis
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