26 Aug '14, 11am

Could old newspapers provide fuel to run your car? Scientist develop new method for producing b…

Could old newspapers provide fuel to run your car? Scientist develop new method for producing b…

As a website we are pleased that we can bring the latest news to you waste-free. But for those who still prefer a printed paper to get their daily dose of news, there is at least something positive to print at last – old newspapers could be the next source in sustainable fuel for cars. According to scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans, old newspapers could be transformed into bio-butanol, which could be used as transport fuel. A team led by post-doctoral researcher Harshad Velankar, has discovered that a bacteria strain know as TU-103 is effective at converting organic matter into bio-butanol. Originally, thought to be present only in animal faeces, the bacteria has now been found to thrive in other organic cellulose too, including newspapers. Using a patent-pending method, the scientists successfully used this bacteria to process the old papers into biofuel. The...

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