Intro Biofuels used to be taking farming and using the crops as fuel Now, bacteria is used
How it works Bacteria with recombinant DNA The bacteria uses common foods And makes ethanol or diesel as a waste
Different uses Some bacteria make electricity Some make ethanol Some make diesel
Diesel Using sugar, and even better, cellulose Most recently, E. Coli is used They also used E. Coli to create an enzyme that breaks down plants into the cellulose they need.
Ethanol The materials and methods are the same or similar to making biodiesel The only difference is that the gene is different
Electricity Microbial fuel cells convert glucose to electricity Thebacterial colonies create an electrode surface up to 3.6 W m
How it works Scientistsfirst take genes from various plants or bacteria There are three genes they take One to break down cellulose One to tell the bacteria to secrete the enzyme And one to convert the sugar to biodiesel
What about electricity? The gene is taken from various bacteria Only one gene sequence is used for this It uses glucose to drain off their electrons.
Ethical concerns Fortunately for biofuel producers There are relatively no ethical issues with biofuels Only one Some people don’t like scientists messing with genetic code
Impact Thiscould have a huge impact on the world We would no longer need to use fossil fuels And the fear of running out of oil will be gone.
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