Thursday, August 03, 2006

Big Players Join Race to put Farm Waste Into Your Gas Tank

Iogen Corporation:
by John J. Fialka and Scott Kilman, The Wall Street Journal -- June 29, 2006
"WILMINGTON, Del. - One way to wean America from its addiction to foreign oil might well lie in the muddy solution swirling about a glass container on top of a DuPont Co. laboratory bench.
Inside the liter-size vessel, a desert-loving bacterium is making motor fuel. The organism, which normally lives on the agave plant of tequila fame, is munching on the chopped-up leaves and stalk of a plant, and excreting a dilute form of ethanol, the gasoline substitute normally made from corn kernels in the U.S."

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