Dr. Altpeter participates in sugarcane experiment

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Fredy Altpeter. Associate Professor. Agronomy.

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.

 

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