Could termites nibble through biofuel bottlenecks?

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US researchers discover enzymes in termite guts could increase fuel production from woody biomass

Few people have a good word to say about termites, but according to new research the wood-munching pests could break down the barriers that prevent large scale production of fuel derived from woody biomass....

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