Tag: cellulosic ethanol

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called biomass – using currently available technology. Their goal is to make this form of ethanol less expensively… Read More

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

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 sequencing,… Read More

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

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… Read More