University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology experts predict farmers can sustainably, and affordably, meet humanity’s growing demand for food and fuel. This not a great surprise. But for those on the anti biofuel side the debate is getting weaker each year. The article is a worthwhile read. Some say […]

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with a “first of its kind” combination of experiment and simulation is providing a closeup look at the lignin molecule that bedevils making next-generation biofuels. Lignin is a major component of plant cell walls.  During processing it aggregates or clumps up, which cause problems during the […]