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PNNL - Fungus for Fuel

Trichoderma fungus for fuel PNNL

The beauty of this mutant strain of the fungus Trichoderma reesei belies the organism’s potential for dismantling biomass. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the study and characterization of the fungus—particularly its proficient production of biomass-degrading enzymes—are critical for the development of more efficient and economical methods for turning biomass into fuels and other products. The project was funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

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