Princeton makes biobutanol from bamboo

May 21, 2012 |

In New Jersey, a student is creating a biobutanol out of bamboo at Princeton University. While the process is far from being commercially viable, Amanda Rees was able to treat bamboo sawdust acid with enzymes to produce a small amount of fuel. Rees has hopes for the project, as bamboo’s resilience and status as inedible would make it an ideal feedstock for a biofuel.

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