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Genetically Modified Bacteria Produce Gasoline

According to WSJ –

Escherichia coli can cause serious food poisoning but Korean scientists have come up with a more helpful use for the sometimes-deadly bacteria: producing gasoline. Using genetically modified E. coli to generate biofuel isn’t new.

GasPump-sU.K. scientists said in April they have developed a process under which the bacterium turns biomass into an oil that is almost identical to conventional diesel–a development that followed similar research by U.S. biotechnology firm LS9 in 2010. But the breakthrough this time is important because the reprogrammed E. coli can produce gasoline, a high-premium oil product that’s more expensive than diesel if the biofuel becomes commercially viable, according to Prof. Lee Sang-yup at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. His team’s study was published in the international science journal Nature on Monday. “The significance of this breakthrough is that you don’t have to go through another process to crack the oil created by E. coli to produce gasoline. We have succeeded in converting glucose or waste biomass directly into gasoline,” Mr. Lee told The Wall Street Journal.

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6 Car Myths That Cost You Money

Cracked presents an informative list of things that many of us do to our cars that needlessly cost us money. The explanations given for each of the 6 items are logical and reasonable, so if you do any of these things, you may want to reconsider. The list includes :

1. Change oil too frequently

2. Warming up engine before driving

3. Fuel additives

4. Regular tune ups

5. Winterization

6. High octane gasoline

Read the full article HERE

 

 

 

Government’s Gasoline Bailout? [pic]

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