Scientists peer into cow tummies to find the future of biofuels

July 27, 2011 |

In Scotland, researchers in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are investigating if enzymes naturally found in cow’s stomachs can be synthesized on an industrial scale to create biofuels.

The scientists are specifically looking at cattle’s ability to break down plants and trees in order to release energy. Life sciences company, Ingenza, the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, and ARK-Genomics at Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are carrying out the research and plan to present preliminary results in August.

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