Contact: Thomas Bobik
Iowa State University
Caption: Thomas Bobik, professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, along with David Gogerty, a doctoral student, invented a process for manufacturing isobutene (isobutylene) by identifying a new, natural enzyme that produces the fuel organically. They believe that once more research is completed, there could be huge benefits to the biofuels industry.
Credit: ISU photo by Bob Elbert
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