In California, the Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy. Launched in 2010, the seed grant program funds faculty research with the potential for high impact on energy supply and use. Included among the funded projects is biosynthetic modification of cellulose for improved cellulose-to-ethanol conversion. The goal of this project is to develop a new strategy for modifying plants to produce cellulose with enhanced extractability and conversion properties for biofuel production.
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