1384: Boosting biofuels using ruminant enzymes
This paper is summarised from the Technology Strategy Board Knowledge Transfer Network, Biosciences paper ‘Boosting biofuels using ruminant enzymes’.
Year of Publication2011
Novel enzymes from micro-organisms in the rumens of cattle, sheep and reindeer could improve the efficiency of biofuel production and would have significant environmental benefits by reducing the amount of land and resources used to provide the required feedstocks. In addition, the project could contribute to the mitigation of methane emissions from ruminants and the replacement of metal and waste intensive chemical manufacturing practices with renewable feedstocks and bioprocesses
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