A Vat of Biofuels and Bacteria | GenomeWeb

A Vat of Biofuels and Bacteria


The United States alone consumes close to 20 million barrels of oil a day, roughly half of which is imported. So it's no wonder that the US Department of Energy has allocated millions of grant dollars to finding alternatives to fossil fuels. Even current biofuel production methods that aim to be both green and cost-effective still rely on plant material created through photosynthesis, which produces energy that can only be extracted through intensive processes requiring additional materials and resources.

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