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IUPUI startup could make switchgrass viable player in ethanol game

Indianapolis Business Journal
Jan. 3, 2009

By Chris O'Malley

A firm hatched out of the Indiana University School of Medicine has raised $150,000 toward bringing to market yeasts that could be a cure for one of the biggest bioengineering challenges of the day. IU molecular biologist Mark Goebl and his assistants started down the path toward modifying yeasts to study cell division and its implications for curing diseases. But they took a different road after realizing a strain of yeast they created could yield the alternative fuel ethanol.

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