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Title: Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels

Abstract

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 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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1046408
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
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

Citation Formats

Keasling, Jay. Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Keasling, Jay. Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels. United States.
Keasling, Jay. Tue . "Breakthrough: Using Microbes to Make Advanced Biofuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1046408.
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