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AgriLife Research gets grant to crack biofuel production waste issue
Date:1/10/2013

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"The conversion will allow more complete use of carbon in biomass and result in the mitigation of more than 20 million tons of carbon dioxide," Yuan said. "It will also provide another major type of feedstock for biodiesel production, potentially contributing about 10 percent of the total advanced biofuel production.

"The lignin-to-fuel platform would also simplify waste treatment and make refineries more profitable."

The researchers do not have a prediction for when the research will yield marketable results, but Yuan envisions a time when refineries will be able to purchase the newly developed microbes to degrade lignin into a substance usable for fuel production.


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