Bioengineering E.Coli To Replace Corn

Bioengineering E.Coli To Replace Corn
Innovation

Scientists have modified E.Coli to produce fuel.

Francisco Hui
  • 28 january 2010

Scientists have modified E.Coli to produce fuel. By modifying certain enzymes, scientists are able to make the bacteria produce fatty esters, which is the main ingredient for biodiesel. This could affect the need to rely on food products such as corn to produce fuel, making more land available for other farming purposes.

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