Enabling Technologies

BESC researchers in (Enabling Technologies) characterization, modeling, and data management areas are engaged in 1) applying advanced technologies to analyze chemical and structural changes within biomass and 2) storing, tracking, analyzing and integrating data and understanding across the center.

  • What limits the rate of biomass deconstruction, and how can these limits be overcome by altered biocatalysts?
  • Will the combination of altered cell walls with better conversion offer a breakthrough?
  • Challenge: Improve deconstruction rates and understand how microbes and enzymes attack biomass substrates.