Gallery: Horse Poop Could Be the Key to Commercial Biofuel Production


Scientists just discovered a key ingredient that could help propel the production of biofuel: horse poop. Converting corn stalks and grass to biofuel requires removing lignin and breaking down cellulose, which is a complicated and expensive process. But thanks to an enzyme that lives in fungi in horse manure, scientists were able to drastically reduce costs, inching biofuel closer to becoming a viable and cost-effective energy source.

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  1. macrumpton April 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    There is a lot more cow poop than horse poop, it would be great if that were the solution.

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