New means to decrease plant lignin might lead to more affordable biofuels

Plantations International News Researchers from the United States Department of Power's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have actually revealed for the very first time that an enzyme can be changed to reduce lignin in plants. According to Berkeley Laboratory, its strategy could help decrease the cost of converting biomass right into carbon-neutral gases to power vehicles and also other sustainably developed bio-products. Lignin is a polymer that is essential to a plant's health and wellness and also structure. However lignin also permeates plant cell wall surfaces as well as borders the sugars caught within. This presents a significant obstacle in [...]