University of Queensland teams with JBEI on gene editing technology in sugarcane

March 12, 2019 |

In Australia, gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation researchers at the University of Queensland supported by the US Joint BioEnergy Institute and Sugar Research Australia through an Australian Research Council Linkage grant are testing a range of sugarcane varieties to identify which types produce ethanol most effectively and efficiently.

Researchers are also collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi to investigate processes that break down sugarcane fiber to make bioplastics.

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