GMO Grass for New Biofuel

November 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

University of California Berkely biologist George S. Chuck has transferred a gene from a variety of corn into a fast growing species of switchgrass that increases the amount of ethenol-producing starch in  grass up to 225 percent and prevents the grass from flowering and spreading its pollen. Because the grass doesn’t pollenate, it has almost no hard to process lignin, and needs no heavy chemical treatment when producing ethanol.

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