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Genetically engineer starchy plants for biofuel


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Genetically engineer starchy plants for biofuel

Postby mattw » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:31 pm

For a biofuel solution (no pun intended) how about genetically engineering starchy plants that grow in poor soil. I'm thinking developing a type of switchgrass with big fruit, or maybe something with a starchy root.
Is it fairly easy to break down starch into sugar and from there into ethanol?
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Postby JackBean » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:56 am

Roots would not be wise idea, because you!ve need to get them from the soil, clean them etc. Too much extra work.

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