Category Archives: Biotechnology

E. Coli Could Convert Sugar to Biodiesel


E. coli could convert sugar to biodiesel at ‘an extraordinary rate,’ say Stanford researchers

Researchers studying how biodiesel can be generated using E. coli as a catalyst have determined the bacteria have what it takes to produce high volumes of the fuel. Now they need to figure out how to tweak its cellular controls in order to kick it into high gear.

Source: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/november/khosla-ecoli-biodiesel-111011.html