Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production
Source: LBNL News Center
Jamie Cate of the Physical Biosciences Division led a team of researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute that found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast without the need of environmentally harsh pre-treatments or expensive enzyme cocktails. More>
Figure: The fungus Neurospora crassa is a type of red bread mold that naturally flourishes on the cellulose and hemicellulose components of plant cell walls.