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Compounds Used for Fragrances Hold Promise for Biofuels

XBD201006-00697-02.TIFEarth scientist Harry Beller, director of JBEI’s Biofuels Pathways Department, led the refinement of an engineered strain of E.coli that can convert glucose into significant quantities of methyl ketones, a class of chemical compounds primarily used for fragrances and flavors, but promising as clean, green and renewable blending agents for diesel fuel. More>