Bioengineering E.Coli To Replace Corn
Scientists have modified E.Coli to produce fuel.
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.
[via Ars Technica]
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