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Title: Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels

Jay 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 cropsmore » 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.« less
Title: Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels
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Publication Date: 2012-06-19
OSTI Identifier: 1046408
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY ; 09 BIOMASS FUELS ; BIOFUELS ; JBEI ; JAY KEASLING ; DOE ; LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LAB ; BERKELEY LAB ; ENERGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:41
System Entry Date: 2018-02-14