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Rutgers researchers find way to reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

Rutgers researchers find way to reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

January 14, 2020 |

In New Jersey, researchers from Rutgers University have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns plant fibers into sugars needed to make ethanol, works well at close […]

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Rutgers researchers discover algae species that could survive climate change

Rutgers researchers discover algae species that could survive climate change

October 2, 2018 |

In New Jersey, green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, according to a Rutgers-led study. These Picochlorum single-celled species of green algae provide clues to how nature can modify genomes, and […]

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