E. coli engineered to make convenient 'drop-in' biofuel

时间:2017-09-18 06:01:03166网络整理admin

By Helen Knight GENETICALLY modified bacteria that munch on sugar to produce feedstock for refineries could bring down the cost of switching to cleaner energy. Existing biodiesel fuels are produced from crops grown for the purpose or from waste cooking fat. While they can be fed directly into car and truck engines, their make-up is somewhat variable. As a result, they cannot be processed by existing refineries,