Nanocellulose and biofuels highlighted at ACS Exposition

April 8, 2013 |

In Louisiana, Dr. R. Malcom Brown, Jr. presented on nanocellulose’s applications in the world of biofuels at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Brown’s research team has already genetically engineered cyanobacteria to produce one form of nanocellulose, which can become the raw material for biofuels. Despite advances in the industry, Brown expressed concern that “one of the major barriers to commercializing nanocellulose fuels involves national policy and politics, rather than science.”

 

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