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Images of particles made from a promising battery cathode material called NMC


Stanford scientists are looking for environmentally benign ways to produce ethanol, methanol and other renewable fuels from plants and microbes. Areas of research include renewable energy from wastewater; new methods for delignifying woody cellulosic biomass; genetically engineering E. coli bacteria to increase production of biodiesel; novel microbial bioreactors that use renewable electricity to generate methane and hydrogen; and analyses of how biofuel crops impact land, water, climate and air quality.