[LMB] Butter Bugs! Well, almost....

Jill Tallman lettuce_in_fl at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 17 11:03:37 BST 2008


--- On Tue, 6/17/08, Dan Tilque <dtilque at verizon.net> wrote:


> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4133668.ece
> >
> > Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol
> >
> > Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that
> have been 
> > genetically
> > altered to provide 'renewable petroleum'
> 
> You're giving credit to the wrong author. Hal Clement
> put this idea in 
> _Needle_ about 60 years ago. I don't know if it was
> original with him or 
> not.
> 
> I expect the anti-GM-food crowd will be instant opponents,
> and probably 
> try to suppress it through various means. However, I
> suspect the biggest 
> problem they will face will be getting adequate quantities
> of feedstock 
> to generate enough fuel to replace all the real petroleum.
> 
> -- 
> Dan Tilque 

how about kudzu?

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/06/16/kudzu-biofuel-ethanol.html

Jill


      



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