Content Tagged "biofuel"
“These bacteria and these fungi have evolved for millions of years to deconstruct plant biomass,” said Frank Aylward, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who studies leaf-cutter ants and their fungus gardens. “We should try to learn from them and find out how it occurs in nature.” Read more at JSOnline.com about this… [Read More]
O’Malley’s research, which she recently presented at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society, involves the use of anaerobic gut fungi from horses, sheep, and other large herbivores to convert the cellulose in plants into sugars. Nature has evolved these fungi to break through lignin, a tough biopolymer that surrounds cellulose, and convert that… [Read More]
If researchers’ plans spin out as they hope, King Cotton may get a new title as a Super Plant of the 21st century…. While most U.S. cotton is used in textile production, researchers say it could become an important part of biofuel production and bioremediation. Full story at AL.com [Read More]