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Harnessing energy from plant biomass

Michelle C Y Chang
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2007, 11 (6): 677-84
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Biofuels derived from renewable plant biomass offer a potential carbon-neutral replacement for current liquid transportation fuels. Progress toward this initiative requires development of new methods to engineer energy crops with the desired chemical composition and physical characteristics, depolymerize lignocellulose to fermentable units, and program microbial metabolism for efficient conversion of sugars to ethanol.

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