Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Waste-Based Petrol?

Thanks to my brother-in-law (who refuses to blog) for this link.

The idea is that there is a genetically-mutated bacteria that can convert waste materials like wood chips or particular grasses into crude oil. Oh, and the crude produces a petroleum that is carbon-negative. Weird. Cool?

Of course this is no "big answer," but it is perhaps a step in a better direction than fossil fuel or food-fuel. Check out the article.

1 comment:

johnohara said...

I'm still hoping for the day my love handles can be converted into fuel.