As the focus on sustainability, environmental safety and renewability has gorged beyond measures in the past decades, scientists have come up with some commendable research to conceive eco-benign solutions to the present energy crunch. Accordingly, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories has collaborated with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to break into the molecular construction of individual zinnia leaf cells that could help researchers to devise more efficient methods for breaking down the woody stuff in plants. This will enable researchers to unlock and process the sugars into biofuels.
It’s very important for researchers to find out the actual chemical composition of the plant cell under consideration for biofuel. Scientists used four different kinds of imaging systems for analyzing the molecular-level structure of zinnia leaf cells. Resultantly, the researchers will be in better position to evaluate how these leaf cells would react with different chemicals and bioprocesses.