Next Phase

With a new partnership with Audi, biofuel startup Joule Unlimited will be able to develop and test its fuels, Technology Review reports. Joule also recently announced that it commissioned a demonstration plant that is to produce ethanol within a few weeks. To produce ethanol, Joule has engineered a microorganism, removing excess processes to make it an ethanol-focused machine that only needs carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water.

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