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E coli altered to produce propane could fuel vehicles

Common bacteria geneticially altered to produce propane could lead to new way of producing petrol and diesel without drilling for oil.

Petrol and diesel could be replaced by a fuel developed from a bacteria found in the human gut, new research revealed.

Scientists have found a way to use the gut bacteria Escherichia coli - which aids digestion but also can cause stomach illnesses - to help generate propane gas, the liquid petroleum gas used in camping stoves and LPG vehicles... Read more>
 

02/Sep/2014

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