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Microbial team turns corn stalks and leaves into better biofuel

August 19, 2013

the biofuel isobutanol, in the vial A fungus and E. coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol, a biofuel that matches gasoline's properties better than ethanol. Full Story

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