“fossil fuels on demand.”… bacterium that produces liquid hydrocarbons

January 30, 2011
A brave new world of fossil fuels on demand or just another “hydrogen cold fusion hoax”?http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/hires/2-harnessingsu.jpg HTML clipboard

In September, a privately held and highly secretive U.S. biotech company named Joule Unlimited received a patent for “a proprietary organism” – a genetically engineered cyanobacterium that produces liquid hydrocarbons: diesel fuel, jet fuel and gasoline.

This breakthrough technology, the company says, will deliver renewable supplies of liquid fossil fuel almost anywhere on Earth, in essentially unlimited quantity and at an energy-cost equivalent of $30 (U.S.) a barrel of crude oil. It will deliver, the company says, “fossil fuels on demand.” Read full from GlobalMail

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