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Discovery Turns Seaweed Into Biofuel in Half the Time

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University of Illinois scientists have engineered a new strain of yeast that converts seaweed into biofuel in half the time it took just months ago. That's a process that's important outside the Corn Belt, said Yong-Su Jin, a University of Illinois assistant professor of microbial genomics and a faculty member in its Institute for Genomic Biology.

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"Cofermentation of Cellobiose and Galactose by an Engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain" (http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/77/16/5822)
 
 

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