PETROSS extracts oil from crops.

Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol

The PETROSS team has proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.

Deepak Kumar and Vijay Singh

Airline industry could fly thousands of miles on biofuel from a new promising feedstock

A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimates that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane.