Fossil Fuel-free Process Makes Sustainable Biodiesel
A new fuel-cell concept, developed by a Michigan State Univ. researcher, will allow biodiesel plants to eliminate the creation of hazardous wastes while removing their dependence on fossil fuel from their production process.
The platform, which uses microbes to glean ethanol from glycerol and has the added benefit of cleaning up the wastewater, will allow producers to reincorporate the ethanol and the water into the fuel-making process, says Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist and one of the co-authors.
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