Thursday, January 19, 2012

drag2share: New technology converts seaweed to renewable fuels and chemicals

Source: http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-technology-seaweed-renewable-fuels-chemicals.html

A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), has developed breakthrough technology that expands the feedstocks for advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals production to include seaweed (macroalgae). The team engineered a microbe to extract the all the major sugars in seaweed and convert them into renewable fuels and chemicals, thus making seaweed a cost-effective, renewable source of biomass.

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