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Title Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels
Speaker/Author Keasling, Jay
Publication Date2012 Jan 01
OSTI Identifier1046408
Resource TypeOther
Research OrgLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE
Subject32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 09 BIOMASS FUELS
Description/AbstractJay Keasling, Berkeley Lab's Associate Director for Bioscience and the CEO of DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), explains how special strains of microbes can convert the biomass of non-food crops and agricultural waste into fuels for cars, trucks and jet planes. Keasling's research team at JBEI has developed E.coli that can digest switchgrass and convert the plant sugars into gasoline, diesel or jet fuel, not unlike the process by which beer is brewed.
Country of PublicationUS
LanguageEnglish
FormatMedium: AV; Other: Run Time: 00:02:42
System Entry Date2013 May 30

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