Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Biofuels from bacteria

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have managed to develop a cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae, but not a true algae) that produces glucose and cellulose. The glucose and cellulose can be harvested without destroying the cyanobacteria. The cellulose is in a form that is easily made into biofuels such as ethanol. This could be a step toward producing much more biofuels on much less land, and on land unsuitable for food crops.
New Source for Biofuels Discovered by Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin | The University of Texas at Austin

1 comment:

chalacuna said...

Thats a good idea, but theres no better way to help preserve the environment by energy conservation.

Well renewable energy by all means of efficient technology still generates carbondioxide and other pollutants.

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