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Bacteria Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

31st March 2012

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Called Ralstonia eutropha H16, the bacterium uses electricity to fixate carbon dioxide into alcohols (which are merely carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen arranged in a different order). In theory the hydrogen atoms could be produced by solar panels, but for safety reasons the team instead created formic acid using electricity. The bacteria feasts on the formic acid to produce the combustible alcohol.

So much for global warming.

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