A genetically engineered E. coli bacteria that produces fuel ethanol from biomass waste such as corn stover is being used as the basis for a commercial ethanol plant currently under development.I love this stuff. Toss a couple of genes from yeast into a bacteria and now all that left over agricultural waste that used to be burned to get rid of it can now be turned into a useful form of energy.
BC International plans to build a 30-million-gallon biomass-to-ethanol plant in Jennings, La, based on the genetically engineered bacteria. The plant, due to be operational by the end of 2006, will use sugarcane waste as the main feedstock.
via Green Car Congress