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Bacteria can make branched longer chain alcohols

Nature reports that researchers have genetically modified bacteria to produce waste products that are high in branched long-chain alcohols. These have higher octane numbers than conventional ethanol and find it harder to absorb water than shorter chain alcohols. The work was done by Professor James C. Liao, UCLA Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His […]

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MIT scientists use e. coli to make butanol

Scientists at MIT are using e. coli to make iso-butanol. It will be interesting to see how its technology differs from the DuPont/BP process for biobutanol.

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