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March 7, 2011 /  Nivea

Turning Bacteria Into Butanol Biofuel Factories

University of California, Berkeley, chemists have engineered bacteria to churn out a gasoline-like biofuel at about 10 times the rate of competing microbes, a breakthrough that could soon provide an affordable and “green” transportation fuel.

via Turning Bacteria Into Butanol Biofuel Factories: Transplanted Enzyme Pathway Makes E. Coli Churn out N-Butanol

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