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Water Converts Wood Into Biofuel

Using water (supercritical water) to extract the sugars from parts of food crops that does not get eaten. Once the sugars are extracted they can be fermented into biofuel, which are largely ethanol. Producing biofuel from food crops has been controversial, because it can raise the cost of corn and grain.  Read more »

Add Comments January 23, 2012

Seaweed Into Biofuel Breakthrough

Using synthetic biology and enzyme engineering, a new form of E. coli bacteria was created that can digest all the sugars found in brown seaweed, producing ethanol that is twice the yield of sugar cane and five times that of corn. This breakthrough of transforming seaweed into fuel has been the dream  Read more »

Add Comments January 20, 2012