Cracking the waste issue in production of biofuels

A scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research has begun work on a way to “engineer” a microbe to break lignin into lipid, which can then be used to make more fuel.

The project, which received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, could help solve the challenge of biowaste generated in biofuel production, according to Dr. Joshua Yuan of College Station, AgriLife Research plant pathologist and lead researcher on the project.

More at  AgriLife Today.

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