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December 23, 2012
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Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels … Continue reading

March 31, 2012
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Mapping Grasslands for Biofuel Potential

USGS scientists have developed a new method for mapping grasslands that demonstrate high potential for growing biofuel crops with relatively little energy input and environmental impact. The pioneering investigation used remote sensing data from satellites to identify detailed areas of … Continue reading

February 26, 2012
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Fill ‘Er Up With Tobacco? Berkeley Lab-Led Team Explores New Path to Biofuels

*ARPA-E funded project aims to produce fuel molecules in plant leaves* Mention biofuels and most people think of corn ethanol. Some may think of advanced biofuels from switchgrass or miscanthus. But tobacco? Not likely. That could change. A team of … Continue reading

September 3, 2011
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Testing the Water for Bioenergy Crops

*Water significant limiting factor in growing crops like switchgrass* Energy researchers and environmental advocates are excited about the prospect of gaining more efficient large-scale biofuel production by using large grasses like miscanthus or switchgrass rather than corn. They have investigated … Continue reading

October 27, 2010
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The Next Carbon Capture Tool Could be New, Improved Grass

*Berkeley Lab scientist analyzes role of bioenergy crops to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere* A blade of grass destined to be converted into biofuel may join energy efficiency and other big-ticket strategies in the effort to reduce atmospheric carbon … Continue reading