NUS engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose, a plant-based material, to biobutanol.

Photo: NUS engineers have found that a natural bacterium isolated from mushroom crop residue can contribute to greener and cheaper biofuel production. (credit: NUS)

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