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Sequence and Cloning of Methyl Butenol Synthase

IntroductionThere is a growing economic and environmental need for the development of alternative fuel sources due to concerns of sustainability. An ideal biofuel would be highly renewable, efficient as a fuel, inexpensive, and easy to produce in high volume. A problem with many biofuels, including ethanol, is that they can only be produced in cert...
Published: 3/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Dennis Gray, Thomas Sharkey, Eric Singsaas
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Chemical Feedstock, Cyanobacteria, Isoprene, Methyl Butenol, Rubber, Terpene Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy

High Starch in Plant Leaves at Harvest

IntroductionCurrently, there is a great interest in using plant biomass, instead of grain, to produce ethanol. Starch can easily be used to make ethanol and would improve ethanol production from cellulose. In most plants, though, starch accumulated during the day is usually broken down each night, resulting in very little starch accumulation in the...
Published: 2/25/2011   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Sharkey, Sean Weise
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Ethanol, Maize, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture