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Title: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Converting Plants to Fuel (LBNL Science at the Theater)

Berkeley Lab's Chris Somerville is a leading authority on the structure and function of plant cell walls, which comprise most of the body mass of higher plants. He views the knowledge of cell wall strmore »ucture and function as furthering the development of plants with improved usefulness: these plants are strong potential sources of renewable materials and biofuel feedstocks. His scientific expertise defines an ideal match of his interest - in the development of cellulosic and other solar-to-fuel science - with his recent appointment as Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). With colleagues in biology, physical sciences, engineering, and environmental and the social sciences, he now leads the EBI multidisciplinary teams' research efforts to develop next-generation, carbon-neutral transportation fuels.« less
Title: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Converting Plants to Fuel (LBNL Science at the Theater)
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Publication Date: 2007-11-12
OSTI Identifier: 1007518
DOE Contract Number: AC02-05CH11231
Other Number(s): TRN: US201110%%47
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science at the Theater Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, presented on November 12, 2007
Research Org: LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Friends of Science: Chabot Space and Science Center; The Exploratorium; Lawrence Hall of Science; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; University of California - Berkeley, Albany High School Science Dept; Berkeley High School Science Dept; Oakland High School Science Dept
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS ; BIOFUELS ; BIOLOGY ; CARBON FOOTPRINT ; CELL WALL ; PLANT CELLS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:11:50
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27