Researchers give yeast a boost to make biofuels from discarded plant matter

Researchers give yeast a boost to make biofuels from discarded plant matter

Science Notes: Corn stover seen as an underutilized fuel source

Reading Time: 2 minutes If corn stover could be efficiently fermented into ethanol the way corn kernels are, stover could be a large-scale, renewable source of fuel. “Stover is produced in huge amounts, on the scale of petroleum,” said Whitehead Institute Member and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) biology professor Gerald Fink. “But there are enormous technical challenges to […] Read more