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October 15, 2013
Cellulase enzymes found in nature--from sources such as wood-degrading fungi, cow rumen (stomach compartment, or paunch) and compost piles--form one of the key catalysts for breaking down plant biomass in industrial processes to make biofuels, but they remain quite expensive because they can't be easily recovered after use and they are costly to make. The results of a new study may help make these biofuels more cost-competitive.
The University of Tennessee, The National Institute for Computational Sciences
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