Gallery: Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

 

Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at the end of the day – but scientists at Tulane University have found a new use for the morning news: converting it to biofuel! The Tulane scientists have found that a bacterial strain, which they are calling TU-103, can actually turn newspapers into butanol to power cars.

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