[LMB] Butter Bugs! Well, almost....
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:
> > 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
> 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?
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