Archive for January 7th, 2009

Genetically Engineered Plants may Yield More Biofuel

Researchers at the Penn State University revealed that genetically modifying plants could be what we need for a more environmental-friendly and cheaper way of producing ethanol. This could also help convert agricultural waste into livestock food.LigninAt the center of the scientific study is lignin, an important element of woody plant material. This protective barrier is woven in with cellulose, making plants strong and sturdy enough to withstand microbial attack and strong gusts of wind. Howeve…