Volume 93 Issue 42 | pp. 8-13
Issue Date: October 26, 2015

Cover Story

Seeking Better Biofuels

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute transform biomass into energy-rich fuel molecules
Department: Business
Keywords: biobased fuels, biobased chemicals, synthetic biology, Department of Energy

In this season of cheap oil, the promise of running our energy-intensive economy on plants rather than fossil fuels can seem further out than ever. Yes, there’s a dollop of corn ethanol in our gasoline, but that is not exactly the energy transformation we were promised. Maybe the whole idea behind our bioenergy future needs to be completely rethought.

Jay Keasling, the principal investigator and chief executive officer of the Joint BioEnergy Institute at Lawrence . . .

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