April 5, 2013

Booming University green chems research

The blog has been seeing a lot of R&D news from various universities on how to improve green chemistry processing and these are definitely worthwhile checking out.

Here's one from the University of Florida (UF) about their research in turning sugarcane bagasse into succinic acid using a newly engineered strain, called XW 136, which produced more than 30 grams per liter of succinate.

The researchers said this was the first time succinic acid production from sugarcane bagasse had been achieved without the use of expensive and cost-prohibitive steps to remove the inhibitors.

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