Genetically engineer starchy plants for biofuel

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      mattw
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      For a biofuel solution (no pun intended) how about genetically engineering starchy plants that grow in poor soil. I’m thinking developing a type of switchgrass with big fruit, or maybe something with a starchy root.
      Is it fairly easy to break down starch into sugar and from there into ethanol?

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      JackBean
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      Roots would not be wise idea, because you!ve need to get them from the soil, clean them etc. Too much extra work.

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