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Unlocking the Biofuel Energy Stored in Plant Cell Walls: Plants May No Longer Be an Untapped Energy Source

In every agricultural region on Earth, huge amounts of the structural parts of crops -- things like cornstalks, sugar canes, beanstalks, and wheat stems -- are discarded because we haven't figured out a way to convert them into fuel. Plant scientist Daniel Cosgrove, who has devoted decades to studying the cell walls that make plant matter resistant to chemical conversion, thinks it doesn't have to be that way. Read more at The Pennsylvania State University website.