29 Mar '13, 8pm

Scientists a step closer toward creating biofuels directly from atmospheric CO2

Scientists a step closer toward creating biofuels directly from atmospheric CO2

The research team then used hydrogen gas to create a chemical reaction in the microorganism that incorporates carbon dioxide into 3-hydroxypropionic acid, a common industrial chemical used to make acrylics and many other products. With other genetic manipulations of this new strain of P. furiosus, Adams and his colleagues could create a version that generates a host of other useful industrial products, including fuel, from carbon dioxide. When the fuel created through the P. furiosus process is burned, it releases the same amount of carbon dioxide used to create it, effectively making it carbon neutral, and a much cleaner alternative to gasoline, coal and oil.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0329-co2-biofuel.html

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