Making Carbon Dioxide usable?

Posted by Nick

This is a little bit late, but engineers at UCLA recently reported that they were able to successfully modify some bacteria to produce isobutanol from photosynthesis instead of sugars.  Pretty damn cool, because isobutanol is a useful alternative fuel that burns relatively clean.  Also cool because the process consumes carbon dioxide, as all photosynthetic processes do.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091210162222.htm

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  1. 2C

    Glad to see things are back up and running here. Hopefully we’ll see more from the good (budding) scientists at Empirical International…

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