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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Bacteria and Fungi Together: A Biofuel Dream Team?

Submitted by on August 20, 2013 – 5:45 pmNo Comment

by Erin Brodwin (Scientific American)  A group of researchers enlist fungi and E. coli to make the first biofuel of its kind

… The team took Trichoderma reesei, a fungi widely known for its ability to efficiently decompose the non-edible parts of plants, plus a specially engineered strain of the bacteria Escherichia coli, and applied them both to a vat of dried cornhusks. After the fungi degraded the husks into sugars, the bacteria finished the job. The result was isobutanol, a colorless, flammable liquid that researchers hope could one day replace gasoline.  READ MORE and MORE (ABC) and MORE (ArsTechnica) and MORE (University of Michigan)

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