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Researchers produce propane using E.coli bacteria

A team of scientists has transformed E.coli bacteria into a propane factory. In their Nature magazine article, researchers from the University of Turku (Finland) and Imperial College (United Kingdom) described a new metabolic pathway for producing propane from Escherichia coli (E.coli).

September 24, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Photo Friday: Beer for Biofuels

Photo Friday: Beer for Biofuels

Algae-based biofuels offer a potential solution to many of the concerns related to corn-based biofuels in the United States, including the food-versus-fuel debate.

May 23, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Corn-waste biofuels might be worse than gasoline in the short term

Corn-waste biofuels might be worse than gasoline in the short term

Biofuels made using corn waste could release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared to conventional gasoline. As a result, this type of cellulosic ethanol could be inelligible to meet quotas under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).

April 21, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Biofuels Mandate Is Cut Drastically

EPA decision to sharply reduce the amount of cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. fuel supply strangely pleases oil companies and environmental groups

April 23, 2014 — Tiffany Stecker and ClimateWire

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