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With Designer Lignin, Biofuels Researchers Reproduced Evolutionary Path

GLBRC researchers are reporting a surprising new revelation about their Zip-Lignin™ technology. As John Ralph puts it, “Nature was already doing what we thought we’d laboriously taught her to do.” More »

“Super Yeast” Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels

GLBRC researchers have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a commonly used industrial yeast strain, converts plant sugars to biofuel. More »

Turning Biofuel Waste into Wealth in a Single Step

GLBRC researchers past and present collaborated on a study showing that adding the easy-to-make chemical formaldehyde to biofuel processing yields three to seven times more lignin for upgrading into biofuels and chemicals. More »

Leon Walls Takes GLBRC on Mission to Transform Science Education

University of Vermont professor of elementary science education Leon Walls conducted biofuels research at GLBRC this summer, and is now using that experience to help him change the way teachers teach science. More »
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