From Soil Microbe to Super-Efficient Biofuel Factory?
Berkeley Lab scientists are exploring whether a common soil bacterium can be engineered to produce liquid transportation fuels much more efficiently than the ways in which advanced biofuels are made today. The process would be powered only by hydrogen and electricity. The goal is a biofuel—or electrofuel, as this new approach is called—that doesn’t require photosynthesis. newscenter.lbl.gov/feature-stories/2012/05/03/electrofuel/