are making alternative fuels cheaper to produce. NREL, the National
Renewable Energy Laboratories, created a new organism that makes
it possible to get more from biomass. The genetically engineered
organism improves the efficiency of bioethanol production, which
lowers the product's cost. Ethanol is a clean-burning biofuel that
helps reduce emissions of carbon monoxide and smog forming compounds.
Ethanol is normally made from corn, but this breakthrough in genetic
engineering allows a wide variety of biomass to be used to make
Source: National Renewable
Energy Laboratory. "NREL's Alternative Fuels User Facility."
Online. http://www.nrel.gov/documents/afuf.html September 2002