Biofuel or Brioche? | GenomeWeb

Biofuel or Brioche?

A company searching for a way to create biofuels from algae has instead stumbled on an oil-like substance that can replace the oil and eggs in food, reports David Biello at Scientific American. "We were looking for biodiesel but found a product that's good for delivering fat," Ken Plasse, the vice president for business development at Solazyme, tells him.

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