Research could improve efficiency of switchgrass as biofuel source.
Purdue University researchers aim to take the middleman out of the biofuel supply. They have been awarded a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop a living plant that can produce substances that could be used directly as a biofuel. Biochemistry professor and principal investigator Clint Chapple says the goal is to re-route carbon that plants use to make lignin, a barrier to cellulosic ethanol production, and turn it into a biofuel. “Scientists have been focused ...
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