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Improving Biomass Conversion at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

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Ming W. Lau at Michigan State University examines a transgenic yeast strain capable of cofermenting ethanol from glucose and xylose. Using AFEX-treated corn stover, this strain can grow and produce ethanol without additional nutrient supplementation or detoxification.

Credit or Source: Kurt Stepnitz, Michigan State University


US DOE. 2009. Bioenergy Research Centers: An Overview of the Science, DOE/SC-0116, US Department of Energy. (p. 10)