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Evolving Microbes Help Iowa State Engineers Turn Bio-oil Into Advanced Biofuels


October 11, 2012

a lab sample of bacteria in bio-oil A research team led by Iowa State University's Laura Jarboe is working to develop hungry, robust microbes that can ferment biofuels from the bio-oil produced by rapidly heating biomass such as corn stalks and sawdust. It's all part of Iowa State's efforts to combine two conversion paths--thermochemical and biochemical--to produce the next generation of biofuels. Full Story

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