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Maize hybrid looks promising for biofuel
Date:2/21/2012

esult in a more sustainable environmental life cycle."

Maize is often criticized by the scientific community as a poor choice for ethanol given the toll fertilizers can have on the environment. But as Dr. Below and his team have shown, the hybrid will significantly lessen the need for fertilizer application and provide an alternative, more environmentally sustainable feedstock for biofuel production.

While this new hybrid may be in its early stages, a wealth of information about maize has been long established, allowing for rapid improvements.


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Contact: Rhea Kressman
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217-333-9651
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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