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Novel consolidated bioprocessing yields ethanol and hydrogen [Registered]

A new cellulosic biofuel production process developed by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers produces energy more than 20 times higher than existing methods. The findings, published in the recent issue of Environmental Science and Technology, showcase a novel way to use microbes to produce biofuel and hydrogen from lignocellulosic feedstocks. Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist, has developed bioelectrochemical systems known as microbial electrolysis cells, or MECs, using bacteria to breakdown and ferment crop residues into ethanol. Reguera’s platform is unique because it employs a second bacterium, which, when added to the mix, removes all the waste fermentation byproducts or nonethanol materials…

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