New version of Enzyme could drop the price of Ethanol

Posted: February 17, 2010 in News

A new version of an enzyme which eats the whole of a plant could drop the price of the biofuel ethanol.

It seems the enzyme eats the usually unedible parts of the plant, such as stalks or casings and changes this to simple sugars which can be fermented to ethanol. This is interesting as cellulosic ethanol like this, does not compete with food sources like other biofuels. The waste products from food production or even food put into the trash could be used.

Below is a link to New York Times article on the subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/02/16/16climatewire-economics-improve-for-first-commercial-cellu-93478.html

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