“A Tiny Crustacean Could Help Us Create Biofuel from Wood”

“The termites of the sea could hold the key to sustainably transforming wood into a liquid biofuel. Gribbles are tiny water-dwelling invertebrates that feed on wood. We’ve known for some time now that they are adept at breaking through lignin, the tough coating that envelops wood’s sugar polymers — a part of the biofuel creation process that requires significant energy.”


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