The Rise of the Biological Fuel

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What do E. coli, grass, pond scum, and wood fungus all have in common? They could all have a hand in saving the planet. No, that is not an obscure science joke — it is the culmination of research from all over the world on the best ways to replace our stores of slowly dwindling fossil fuels with sustainable, renewable biofuels. According to the US Department of Energy, nearly 85 percent of all energy used in the United States comes from fossil fuels — coal, oil, and natural gas — and there's a big possibility that that number will increase during the next two decades.

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