Researchers target xylan-free feedstocks for lower-cost cellulosic ethanol

September 15, 2010 |

In California, researchers at the University of Cambridge have studied Arabidopsis plants that lack two of the enzymes that build xylan, one of the main factors that makes lignocellulose rigid and difficult to break down. The next step in the research is to work with miscanthus and other bioenergy crop breeders to see if they can develop varieties without these enzymes to make cellulosic ethanol production easier.

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