Sunday, January 22, 2012

Seaweed for Bio Fuel?

Article from Scientific America discusses using bacteria to make biofuel.

Sounds promising, in test "researchers ground up some kombu, mixed it with water and added the altered E. coli. Before two days had gone by the solution contained about 5 percent ethanol and water. It also did this at (relatively) low temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius."

They make the excellent point, that using seaweed for biofuel wouldn't compete with edible crop production.

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