Bacteria in latex lead to biofuels

November 2009
European Rubber Journal;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 191 Issue 6, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 2.2 million dollars awarded to the University of Minnesota researchers and BioCee, a university start-up company, from the U.S. Department of Energy for biofuel production using bacteria in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It states that the researchers aim to develop a bioreactor using bacteria embedded in a thin latex coating to produce hydrocarbon fuel. It notes that the research team is one of the only groups in the world that has the ability to produce biohydrocarbons.


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