Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bio-Fuel Bugs

Bug Turns Newspaper Into Fuel

Scientists and students from Tulane University have turned an existing, naturally-occurring bacteria into a newspaper-recycling machine. This bacteria, Clostriudium TU-103, was collected and isolated from feces at a zoo and put into a tank with wet, shredded newspaper and began to create butanol, a bio-fuel considered more useful than ethanol. Very cool.

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