25 Feb '12, 2pm

Tobacco Goes from Dark Side Villain to Biofuel Hero

Tobacco Goes from Dark Side Villain to Biofuel Hero

Tobacco is about to take center stage as a renewable biofuel crop if new research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory pans out. That would be quite a turnaround for tobacco, which according to the Centers for Disease Control is responsible for one in every five deaths in the U.S. each year. But hey, if even Darth Vader is capable of redemption, maybe there is hope for tobacco after all. The Berkeley biofuel breakthrough Microbial fermentation is a promising new area of research in the field of biofuels, but the Berkeley team is aiming even higher. Biochemist Christer Jansson explains that the Berkeley team’s goal is to skip a few steps by converting the hydrocarbon molecules from tobacco directly into a fuel that is practically ready to use as a drop-in substitute for petroleum fuels: “We want to bypass downstream processes like fermentation and produce fuels di...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/25/berkeley-lab-research...

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