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Production of fuels and chemicals. Microbial metabolic engineering Butanol Succinate Glycerol to ethanol Computational approaches. G. Bennett Rice U. Cellulose . Image and Model of Plant Wall Polymers. Braam Lab Research (Rice University)

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Production of fuels and chemicals
Production of fuels and chemicals

  • Microbial metabolic engineering

  • Butanol

  • Succinate

  • Glycerol to ethanol

  • Computational approaches

G. Bennett Rice U.


Cellulose

Image and Model of Plant Wall Polymers

  • Braam Lab Research (Rice University)

  • Improve feedstock properties through altering energy crop wall architecture. Manipulation of cell wall enzymes responsible for architectural arrangements among wall cellulose and other wall polymers

  • Improve efficiency of saccharification process through inclusion of plant cell wall modification enzymes

Photos from C. Somerville

J. Braam Rice U.


Policy and societal issues
Policy and Societal Issues

  • Integration with existing petroleum infrastructure

  • Technical analysis of transition

  • Economic analysis

  • Environmental life cycle analysis

G. Bennett Rice U.


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