Significant Step Forward in Biofuels Quest

06.01.2014

The BioEnergy Site

Published 06 January 2014

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant step in the search to develop effective second generation biofuels.

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry at York have discovered a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.

‘First generation’ biofuels have already made an impact in the search for renewable and secure energy sources particularly through the generation of bioethanol manufactured from easy-to-digest food sources such as corn starch.

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