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Researchers develop isobutanol from cellulose
Source : domesticfuel.com
Using consolidated bioprocessing, researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have discovered how to develop isobutanol directly from cellulose. The research was led by James Liao of the University of California at Los Angeles, and the results were published in the paper titled "Metabolic Engineering of Clostridium Cellulolyticum for Isobutanol Production from Cellulose,"online in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. "Unlike ethanol, isobutanol can be blended at any ratio with gasoline and should eliminate the need for dedicated infrastructure in tanks or vehicles", said Liao, chancellor's professor and vice chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. "Plus, it may be possible to use isobutanol directly in current engines without modification."
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8 March 2011 |
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