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Bacteria May Some Day Fuel Your Car

Last post 04-30-2008 2:13 PM by mike. 2 replies.
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  • 04-28-2008 3:17 PM

    • mike
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    Bacteria May Some Day Fuel Your Car

    A company called Coskata has been working on a process to produce ethanol from waste such as lawn clippings, wood chips, garbage, and other products that would normally pile up in landfills. They are working on a bioreactor that uses anaerobic bacteria to break down this biomass and convert it into ethanol. Many car manufacturers including GM are working towards ethanol fueled cars in the near future. You can view the original article HERE.

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  • 04-30-2008 2:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Bacteria May Some Day Fuel Your Car

    My car will run on regular gas or on ethanol. It gets fewer miles to the gallon when running on ethanol and the cheaper price of ethanol did not make up for the loss of miles/gallon. If they can make the ethanol fuel much cheaper than regular gas, I will gladly switch back.

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  • 04-30-2008 2:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Bacteria May Some Day Fuel Your Car

    Well, if these bioreactors hit the market and work as well as they project, we will be able to fuel our cars with just waste products. They say they can even use the excess heat produced by the bioreactors to to fuel things like paper mills and other industrial processes. This could represent a huge shift for the better in our environment.

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