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Termites’ gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say


November 4, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation's most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production. After years of genetic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biofuels, Cellulosic Ethanol, Entomology And Nematology, Mike Scharf, Termites

UF team finds ‘alligator tree’ bacteria might improve cellulosic ethanol production


July 27, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky "gumballs," but what many call the sweetgum tree also goes by another name, thanks to its distinctive, reptilian bark: the alligator tree. So it may be fitting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alligator Tree, Cellulosic Ethanol, Hemicelluloses, James Preston, Sandia National Laboratories, Sweetgum Tree

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