To tackle what many consider the next frontier in biofuels research Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) recently joined forces. The focus of their collaboration? Lignin, a glue-like compound in the cell wall of most living plants that gives them their sturdiness.
With two new studies already complete, the two Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Research Centers are finding ways to convert lignin from an undesirable byproduct into a starting material for advanced biofuels and other lucrative chemicals. Read more at the GLBRC website.