45M Year-Old Yeast = New Beer And BioFuel Funds

45M Year-Old Yeast = New Beer And BioFuel Funds
Innovation
Joel Horowitz
  • 30 september 2008

The microbiologist best known for the successful extraction of living bacterium from a 25-45 million year old amber-covered honey bee (remenicient of the film, Jurrasic Park), has successfully brewed a beer from yeast discovered within an ancient Lebanese weevil encased in amber. Raul Cano, the director of Cal Poly’s Environmental Biotechnology Institute, is planning on using the profits and brewing byproducts from his 45 million year old yeast-brewed beer to research better biofuels.

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