Fill ‘Er Up With Tobacco? Berkeley Lab-Led Team Explores New Path to Biofuels

In California, Berkeley researchers may be able to turn tobacco into a viable biofuel feedstock. The project is looking to develop a strain of the crop which is highly efficient at harvesting sleight and converting carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon molecules. The enzyme involved with the process would be cyanobacteria, already used in many biofuels projects.

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, February 23, 2012

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