Bacteria as Biofuel: It’s Coming
by Jason Kennedy (IT World) One company figured out a way to turn the byproduct of a genetically modified bacteria into biofuel.
The bacteria is called Cyanobacteria, one of the oldest living organisms in the world. They are what made Earth inhabitable to oxygen-loving folks like humans through photosynthesis, turning light energy into oxygen and other things. At least, that’s what they do if left to their own devices. Joule’s cyanobacteria take light, water and carbon dioxide in order to spit out alkanes, the building block of diesel fuel. READ MORE