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Cars Could Run On Recycled Newspaper, Scientists Say

28 Sep

Read the full story at Science Daily.

Here’s one way that old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet. Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed “TU-103,” that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for gasoline. They are currently experimenting with old editions of the Times Picayune, New Orleans’ venerable daily newspaper, with great success.

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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Biofuels, Pulp & paper, Recycling, Research

 

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