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

Enhancing bioethanol production through a new genetic and molecular engineering strategy

Precourt Institute for Energy

Principal Investigators: Lynette Cegelski, Chemistry; José Dinneny, Biology


Project Summary

Cegelski and her students have discovered a modified, more easily digestible cellulose in bacteria and the genes responsible for the modification. By engineering plants to introduce the modification into cellulose, Cegelski and Dinneny hope to make it easier to break cellulose down to its individual sugars during the biofuels production process.