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Metabolic Path to Improved Biofuel Production

Source:  LBNL News Center

Metabolic_biofuelJamie 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.