DailyDirt: Biofuels From Tiny Organisms

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Fossil fuels presumably came from decaying animal and plant matter, so it seems reasonable that there might be a way to replace old oils with freshly-grown biofuels. The trick is getting biological organisms to step up and start churning out fuels on a massive scale. Growing fuel from solar power, water and carbon dioxide would be a great solution, if the process didn't require huge swaths of land and wasn't insanely expensive. Here are just a few links on some ways to grow instead of drill for oil. As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 28th, 2011 @ 7:57pm

    Biorefineries can produce other chemicals too.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 1st, 2011 @ 10:26am


    Insulin is probably the best example of biorefineries producing widespread drugs... and maybe someday all chemical synthesis will be a type of fermentation process.

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