Old dog; new tricks

February 2009
Ecologist;Feb2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p16
The article discusses the two different methods of making second generation agrofuels. The biochemical methodology includes ligno-cellulosic and biobutanol fuels, while the thermal methodology includes the gasification of biomass. Micro-organisms are being collected and genetically engineered to streamline the making of biofuels, and transgenic plants may also be beneficial.


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