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Gasoline from E-Coli

Scientist from South Korea have succesfully produced gasoline from Esherichia Coli (E.Coli). The findings have been published to the Journal of Nature, here.

“The significance of this breakthrough is that you don’t have to go through another process to crack the oil created by E. coli to produce gasoline. We have succeeded in converting glucose or waste biomass directly into gasoline,” Prof. Lee Sang-yup at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology told the Wall Street Journal.

BBC Article: E. Coli bacteria ‘can produce diesel biofuel’
Nature Journal: Microbial production of short-chain alkanes
nternational Business Times: Scientist Make Gasoline from E.Coli That ‘Could Be Used In Your Car’

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