Scientists tweak bacteria to make oil from waste

Scientists tweak bacteria to make oil from waste

A group of scientists have created a bacteria that can eat waste and produce oil that could be used in your car.

The company named LS9 has developed takes industrial yeasts or non-pathenogenic strains of E.coli and tweaks the DNA to produce a different waste product. Given that the fatty acids that are usually produced as a by-product are not that different to oil, the process is not all that complicated.

The bacteria can feed on almost any plant material to produce oil including waste products like wood chips or hay.

A group of scientists have created a bacteria that can eat waste and produce oil that could be used in your car.

The company named LS9 has developed takes industrial yeasts or non-pathenogenic strains of E.coli and tweaks the DNA to produce a different waste product. Given that the fatty acids that are usually produced as a by-product are not that different to oil, the process is not all that complicated.

The bacteria can feed on almost any plant material to produce oil including waste products like wood chips or hay.

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