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New Yeast Strain Doubles Biofuel Production

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A team of researchers has developed a new strain of yeast that could make the production of biofuels two times more efficient by breaking down an elusive sugar chain present in plant stems called xylose. Up until now, two processes have been used to break down all of the sugars contained in plants — one for simple sugars and one for complex sugars. This new yeast has the ability to break down simple and complex sugars at once, making the production of biofuels faster and yielding more end product."
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RevSpaminator (1419557) | more than 3 years ago | (#34706010)

can it be used to brew beer, if so what flavors does it leave behind?
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