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Combined bacterial/metal catalysis turns sugars to jet fuel

arstechnica.com
The lear liquid on top contains butanol and acetone, while the opaque gloop at the bottom contains the bacteria that made them. Robert Sanders photo. Although battery-powered vehicles are making great strides, it's tough to match the energy densities found in hydrocarbons. So they'll always be an excellent choice...
Combined bacterial/metal catalysis turns sugars to jet fuel

DailyDirt: Microorganisms For Biofuel Production

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In recent years, there has been increasing interest in biofuels due to growing concerns about global warming and rising oil prices. Biofuels are generally made by using chemicals, fermentation, and heat to break down the starches, sugars, and other molecules in plants to produce a fuel that can be used...
DailyDirt: Microorganisms For Biofuel Production

US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

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Hugh Pickens writes "Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum has an article in Slate about the US government's mostly forgotten policy in the 1920s and 1930s of poisoning industrial alcohols manufactured in the US to scare people into giving up illicit drinking during Prohibition. Known as the 'chemist's war of...
US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
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