Gallery: Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel


Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it has obtained a patent for a genetically modified version of cyanobacteria that converts carbon dioxide, dirty water and sunlight into a liquid hydrocarbon that is functionally equivalent to regular diesel.

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  1. Efried September 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    May be that approach exchanging the fuel prefix to bio does not suffice?
    Check out that survey about policies plse:

    thanks for your time

  2. shinda September 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    so we now going to be using all our water to power our vehicles…. and still creating Emissions for the air.

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